Magic and Tech

This was originally posted on crayfisher a couple of months ago but it still seems to get randomly liked. It’s an interesting topic.

FairyPhoto Image via Card Cow on Amazon

I promised klown I would post this, and it’s still unfinished, mainly because I have no idea where it goes next. But I hope it’s a fun thing to ponder on a three day weekend. Give me ALL your thoughts on it.

The Question of Magic

Part 1:

Clarke’s Third Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

It’s easy to see how modern tech resembles magic – we have magic mirrors of all sorts (tv, mobile devices, etc), magic wands (remote controls), thunderbolts (guns), etc,

Now think about this – since tech resembles magic, it follows that magic resembles tech.

Corollary: Magic, an allegedly mythical and supernatural phenomenon, resembles technology, a very real human creation.

Astonishingly, this is actually very true. For example:
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Praying for the grieving families of Sandy Hook


Sent these tweets today:

In midst of millions of words about#SandyHook, let us include prayers for every victim and their bereaved families.  

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them…. #SandyHookPrayers
…May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. #SandyHookPrayers
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. #SandyHookPrayers

I pray for the family of Daniel Barden in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Olivia Engel in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Josephine Gay in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Ana M. Marquez-Greene in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Dylan Hockley in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Madeleine F. Hsu in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Catherine V. Hubbard in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Chase Kowalski in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Jesse Lewis in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of James Mattioli in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Grace McDonnell in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Emilie Parker in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Jack Pinto in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Noah Pozner in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Caroline Previdi in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Jessica Rekos in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Avielle Richman in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Benjamin Wheeler in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Allison N. Wyatt in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Mary Sherlach in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Victoria Soto in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Anne Marie Murphy in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Lauren Rousseau in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

I pray for the family of Dawn Hochsprung in their time of grief.
De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.

Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix. Miserère nobis.