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When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. Failure of Imagination is discussed by Arthur C. Clarke in his essay "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination", first published in Profiles of the Future (1962). Clarke’s three laws, written by the British science fiction writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke, are his observations on the nature of technology and discovery. Title: Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination Title Record # 118992 Author: Arthur C. Clarke Date: 1962-00-00 Type: ESSAY Language: English User Rating: This title has no votes.VOTE Current Tags: None Add Tags Profiles of the Future, “Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination” (Clarke’s Third Law) (1962; rev. Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) British writer Profiles of the Future, “Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination” (Clarke’s Third Law) (1962; rev. Bruce Jenkins, Ora Research In his classic essay collection Profiles of the Future, Arthur C. Clarke identified two kinds of what he termed “hazards of prophecy”: failures of imagination, and failures of nerve. In physics, mathematics, and astronautics it means over thirty; in the other disciplines, senile decay is sometimes postponed to the forties. Imagine trying to explain to them an iPad. The first law was mentioned in the essay although since it was the only law mentioned at the time, it was called just "Clarke's Law": Today, nearly a fifth of the way into the twenty-first century, it’s striking how many engineering organizations—and how many technology analyst firms 3D CAD World

203.96.84.33 22:38, 13 June 2019 (UTC) Arthur C.Clarke is an English scientist and Science-Fiction writer. “Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination” … Arthur C. Clarke: use your imagination to see the future Read More » Arthur C. Clarke warns us about bold confident predictions. His first and second laws are relevant to the article.

``Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination'' Clarke's First Law On which he commented: Perhaps the adjective ``elderly'' requires definition. HazardS 01 PrOPheCY. Would you start… Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. In physics, mathematics, and astronautics it means over thirty; in the other disciplines, senile decay is sometimes postponed to the forties. But if you are interested in human imagination (more or less based upon facts), this might be something for you. — "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination" in Profiles of the Future (1962) Perhaps the adjective "elderly" requires definition. 'Profiles of The Future' was first published in … -- "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination"-- Clarke's Third Law. 1973) In 1962, Clarke published a collection of essays, Profiles of the Future, which included an essay called "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination."