‘The TV satellite is mightier than the ICBM’

From The Economist obituary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke:

“In 1962, at the chilliest part of the cold war and just after the launch of Sputnik had heralded the space age, he discussed in ‘Profiles of the Future‘ the implications of transatlantic satellite radio and television broadcasts, with information raining down on previously isolated parts of the world.

“‘Men will become neighbours,’ he wrote. ‘Whether they like it or not…The TV satellite is mightier than the ICBM (inter-continental ballistic missile)‘.”

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