Culture VR - I Saw The Future

I Saw The Future


I Saw The Future invites the viewer to plunge into a three-dimensional space reflecting the futuristic predictions of Arthur C. Clarke.

In 1964, Arthur C. Clarke revealed his vision of the future to the cameras of the BBC. The British author, famous for having collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on the screenplay for 2001 A Space Odyssey, looked forward with extraordinary precision to the changes brought about today by the advent of the digital era.

At the heart of this spectral environment, and with a magnetic voice sending us back to the time of cathode ray tubes and the golden age of television broadcas-ting, Arthur C. Clarke tells us about the arrival of the digital revolution, decades ahead of his time. This film is an invitation to travel, and a crepuscular form of poetry to be experienced immersively.




This film is part of the VR Selection of the Institut français, which offers members of France’s overseas cultural network (the cultural services of French embassies, Instituts français and Alliances Françaises) a selection of French virtual reality contents for non-commercial use, within their venues or those of their partners.



  • Written, directed and edited by François Vautier
  • Based on BBC HORIZON with Arthur C Clarke / Getty Images
    Music – Pascal Bantz
  • Production team – Jeremy Sahel, Valentine Theret, Aurelien Lesne,
  • LabSmall by Mac Guff
  • ProductionDA Prod with the participation of ARTE France




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Description : The easiest format to set up and exhibit.

Platform compatibilty : Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, others

Technical Requirements : VR Headset, Swivel stool/chair, Compatible smartphone or desktop PC, Charger, Internet connection

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