When will technology match sorcery?

Outside of fictional works, I am not a fan of sorcery, but I really, really need for technology to develop faster and be a real match for sorcery.

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If you were looking for missing object and went to a sorcerer, out would come a mystic ball, a magic wand, or an enchanted mirror, and your missing item would be promptly located. Simple. Well, perhaps not quite simple. You might need the tooth of a unicorn, or the hair off the back of a dinosaur, or something of he sort for the enchantment to work. But bar the crazy requirements, sorcery works.

Seeing as I am not a fan of sorcery, why not look to technology? I need to be able to run a Google search to find my missing wrist watch. Or ask Siri to locate where my missing power bank is. Or ask HERE Maps if, when and where there will be accidents along my route on that out-of-town road trip. Imagine a pregnant woman asking Siri for the gender of her baby without having to go for the obligatory scan.

Yes! Magic. Sorcery. That is the idea. Honestly, life will be so much better if and when technology catches up with hocus pocus. Perhaps someday, we will be able to see the future, teleport and carry out a whole lot of cool things – all via technology. For now, though, I just need to be able to find my missing items. That will be a good enough start. Search would be worth the while then. Totally.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

4 thoughts on “When will technology match sorcery?

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 7:35 am
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    While technology often works like magic, there are things it will probably never be able to achieve.

    Like changing some primordial human nature / instincts.

  • Jul 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm
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    Hmmmmmnnnnn! Magic, sorcery etc are forms of applied technology operating ahead of its time,like jumping the gun.
    Imagine prophet Elijah using salt to purify water over 2,500 years ago. then it could be considered hocus pocus. Today, as a chemist, I marvel at the number of salts available for public water purification! 3,000 years ago, moving object against the force of gravity was at the cutting edge of witchcraft! but today, a 7 year old kid with a bias for science can perform. such. We will get their sir, I tell you we will!

  • Jul 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm
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    Thank you, @Jujukemist.

    “A sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

    “Today’s dream in tomorrow’s (future’s) reality.”

    Today’s science is already doing feats that people born in the 1930s-60s would consider magic.

  • Jun 30, 2016 at 1:49 am
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    Seeing as I am not a fan of sorcery, why not look to technology? I need to be able to run a Google search to find my missing wrist watch. Or ask Siri to locate where my missing power bank is. Or ask HERE Maps if, when and where there will be accidents along my route on that out-of-town road trip. Imagine a pregnant woman asking Siri for the gender of her baby without having to go for the obligatory scan.

    My concern here is that you will be the first to complain about privacy if things like these are made possible via technology. People can now search the contents of your phone without needing to have physical access and your house too! Worse still, your thoughts and imaginations won’t be private to you.

    Please come off this reverie that has the potential of taking individuality away, it’s not healthy.

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