- When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Technology as Magic
This Daily Show piece reminds me of Arthur C. Clarke's three "laws" of prediction (namely #3):