Sir Arthur C. Clarke passed away yesterday at 90. I well remember reading Childhood's End for the first time, and will never, ever forget that first amazing time I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey. This last video message was recorded for his 90th birthday and is a reflection on his life, and his hopes for the future of our world. He was a remarkable man, and lived to see many of things he first wrote about as science fiction become reality. This last message is well worth a listen.
Thanks, Sir Arthur, for all the wonderful words and ideas you gave the world, and bon voyage!