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Cosmic Quote #12

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”–Arthur C. Clarke

No, not that Magic!

No, not that Magic!

To say that Arthur C. Clarke was a visionary is to put it lightly.  In 1947 he published an article advocating a global satellite communication network.  That was ten years before Sputnik, when many serious scientists were still calling space travel impossible.  Yet even he didn’t always get it right.  In the 1960’s he foresaw humanity’s 2001 future in outer space, but little progress was made in the following decades.  It turned out the human future in the new millennium was in cyber space.  My future, then and now, continues to be spaced out.  I’ll see you in my dreams…

Comments

  1. Lord bless that micro-wave – the bachelor’s Savior.

  2. Mark, this is very creative. I love your saying about your cluttered mind.

  3. Yes indeed. And some advanced technology seems bewildering than magic too.

  4. I really enjoy your blog . . . I like the twists and turns the posts take . . . this one is really funny. Magic! LOL

  5. I’ve always liked that quote–first heard it something like 30 years ago.

  6. Cute…. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it very much! 😀

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