Babylon

I Remember Babylon
by Arthur C. Clarke (1960)

This first appeared in the May 1960 issue of Playboy.

It appears to be a first person account of an encounter between Clarke and a person involved in launching the first communications satellite. In it, the story predicts the distribution of TV via satellite and how anything can be broadcast as it will be outside the jurisdiction of nation states. While that isn’t accurate, it does depict the tendency towards sex and violence in modern media.