March 26, 2015
‘Life imitates Arthur C. Clarke’: The Dawn of the Digital Actor
This is extraordinarily ghoulish, and brings bad hoodoo down on anyone involved.
I’ve felt this way since the “Fred Astaire vacuum cleaner” commercial.
Children shouldn’t play with dead things.
Ed Driscoll writes:
Almost 30 years ago, Clarke predicted such techniques in the chapter of his book Arthur C. Clarke’s July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century titled “A Night at the Movies.” He also got right that HDTV would cut into movie theater profits, the price of a ticket would rise to “$12 to $15 in major markets, perhaps even more for films whose budgets will approach those of a small emerging nation,” and other glimpses into Hollywood’s future.