How Science Played With Magic And Got Burnt

Any sufficiently advanced tech is indistinguishable from magic

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From The Dark Crystal, 1982. Honestly not that different from electromagnetism

For all the innovation of science, we still fundamentally depend on magic potions and rocks. Fossil fuels are the magic potions brewed deep in the earth, and magnets, uranium, and rare earth minerals are the magic rocks. We can cast incantations over these ingredients and the…

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.