Clarke's Laws

When digging around in old tomes and scriptures stored on my computational device, I noticed an article I had saved long ago. It contains three laws formulated by one of the most brilliant science fiction authors of our time, Arthur C. Clarke, author of such books as Rama and 2001.

The laws are as relevant today, as they ever were. They are as follows:

Clarke’s First Law

“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.”

Clarke’s Second Law

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”

Clarke’s Third Law

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

4 thoughts on “Clarke's Laws”

  1. The third law is so true.

  2. Joen says:

    It is!

    It’s even applicable to things other than technology. Say evolution, for instance… Just because it’s incredible that dinosaurs and intelligent folks have evolved from a single bacteria, doesn’t mean it’s MAGIC!

  3. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I’ve found out that I live by law number two every day at work.

  4. Joen says:

    Jonas, I feel exactly the same way 😀

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