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Arthur C. Clarke: the Great Monolith Beyond

Arthur C. Clarke, the guy who kind of helped invent our concept of space, passed away earlier this week in Sri Lanka. Best known for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Clarke was a prolific writer of science fiction and was optimistic, even prophetic, about the role that satellites would eventually play in communications technology and space exploration. Whether his ideas about the direction of human evolution pan out still remains to be seen.