In case you haven't heard yet, Arthur C. Clarke has died. The guy was 90, and lived a good, long life.
I honestly don't spend a lot of time reading science fiction, but I have read a few of his books. It's a shame to loose such an author. So take a moment out of your day to reflect on this loss.
Here's a scene from 2001: Space Odyssey. If you haven't read the book, you probably should.