Monday, 11 June 2018

Technology


Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Honey, gotta strike me blind
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby, penetrate my mind
And I'm The World's Forgotten Boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy



(The Doctor leads the way up a spiral staircase.

ACE: 
This is a spaceship? 


Time's Champion :
More than that. 
It's a craft for travelling between dimensions. 

ACE: 
It's more like being in some huge animal. Who built it? 


Time's Champion :
It wasn't built, it was grown. 

ACE: 
Who grows spaceships? 


Time's Champion :
Very advanced bioengineers. 

ACE: 
Ask a stupid question. 
Well, if they're grown, how do they fly? 


Time's Champion :
Magick.

ACE: 
Oh, be feasible, Professor. 


Time's Champion :
What is Clarke's law? 

ACE: 
"Any sufficiently advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magick. "


Time's Champion :
Well,
 THE REVERSE IS •ALSO• TRUE


ACE: 
"Any advanced form of magick is indistinguishable...

(They arrive at the chamber with the knight and the sword in the stone.
 
...from technology."

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke formulated three adages that are known as Clarke’s three laws, of which the third law is the best known and most widely cited:

1) 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.


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


3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.






technology (n.)

1610s, "a discourse or treatise on an art or the arts," from Greek tekhnologia "systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique," originally referring to grammar, from tekhno- (see techno-) + -logy. 


The meaning "study of mechanical and industrial arts" (Century Dictionary, 1902, gives examples of "spinning, metal-working, or brewing") is first recorded 1859. High technology attested from 1964; short form high-tech is from 1972.


evolve (v.)

1640s, "to unfold, open out, expand," from Latin evolvere "to unroll, roll out, roll forth, unfold," especially of books; figuratively "to make clear, disclose; to produce, develop," from assimilated form of ex "out" (see ex-) + volvere "to roll," from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve." 

Meaning  "to develop by natural processes to a higher state" is from 1832. 

Related: Evolved; evolving.

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