Arthur Clarke

The captains of industry of the 21st century may live where they please, running their affairs through computer keyboards and information-handling machines in their homes. Only on rare occasions would there be any need for more of the personal touch then could be obtained via wide-screen full-color TV. The business lunch of the future could be conducted perfectly well with the two halves of the table 10,000 miles apart; all that would be missing would be the handshakes.