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Cosmic Quotes) #29

“Science is magic that works.”-Kurt Vonnegut

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

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If I could write like Clarke or Vonnegut, that would be indistinguishable from magic.  The fact that I can still get up in the morning–or most mornings, anyway–that is magic.  Now if that little fairy to the left would only tell me what to write next…

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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…

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