ChatGPT has stunned both casual users and technologists alike. Users are marveling at its capabilities, and technologists are amazed at the pace of its progress. But more than half a century ago, fiction writer Arthur C Clarke, who’s best known for his 1978 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, had make a remarkably prescient observation about how the future of the world would shape up. He had predicted “machines which would outthink their makers”, and even said that this outcome wasn’t depressing. Here’s the clip in its entirely.