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How Scientifically Accurate Is Isaac Arthur?


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#1 SaxonViolence

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:15 PM

Friends,

 

The title pretty much asks the question.

 

I've enjoyed many of Isaac Arthur's videos over on "U" Tube.

 

Then I remembered to be skeptical. Every wild-eyed Futurist with his own "U" Tube channel ain't necessarily a Prophet...

 

Or are they…?

 

 

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#2 fahrquad

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:06 PM

I would love to know what videos of Dr. Asimov you are referring to.  I have been a fan of his since about 1972.

 

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https://en.wikipedia...ki/Isaac_Asimov



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:13 PM

To answer your question, his work was science fiction, not science prophecy.  He and his cohorts might have been lucky enough to have indirectly guided research in a given direction that may or may not have been successful, but Albert Einstein was not rushing to the news stand for the latest copy of "Astounding Stories".



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

Sir Arthur C. Clark did come up with the idea of communications satellites however in 1945, 20 years before the launch of Intelstat 1.

 

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http://lakdiva.org/clarke/1945ww/

https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Intelsat_I



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:32 PM

To answer your question, his work was science fiction, not science prophecy.  He and his cohorts might have been lucky enough to have indirectly guided research in a given direction that may or may not have been successful, but Albert Einstein was not rushing to the news stand for the latest copy of "Astounding Stories".

 

I should add that Dr. Asimov did create the "Three Laws of Robotics" which you can be sure will be incorporated into the programming of any household robots.

 

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Edited by fahrquad, 23 May 2019 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:14 PM

Friends,

 

ISAAC ARTHUR the "U" Tube Futurist.

 

NOT;

 

ISAAC ASIMOV the well-known SF Author.

 

 

But thanks.

 

 

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Edited by SaxonViolence, 23 May 2019 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 02:24 AM

Usually the only Futurist I listen to is Ray Kurzweil as he has been right like a billion times about what is coming in the future. I do not know of a Isaac Arthur as a futurist and if he can get futurist Ray Kurzweil to say it I will believe it based on Ray's amazing track record.

 


Edited by VictorMedvil, 27 May 2019 - 02:26 AM.