18/05/2012

The man who anticipated the Internet

Isaac Asimov was a Russian writer and biochemical, US citizen, known for being a successful and exceptionally prolific author of science fiction, history and scientific dissemination.

In this interview, conducted years before the advent of the Internet, he talks, with an overwhelming confidence and clarity, about how we will have a computer in every home, about how information will be hung in huge virtual libraries to which anyone will be able to access, about how this will help to democratize education and adjust it to each one’s interests and speed, of how learning will —can— become a pleasure.

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