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Dico S.F. – Clarke’s laws

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In 1962, in Profiles of the Future, Arthur C. Clarke pronounce what we commonly call the Three Clarke’s Laws:

  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. »

In 1991, Barry Gehm, quoted by Gregory Benford in Foundation’s Fear, pronounce a corollary to the Third Clarke’s Law:

  • « If technology is distinguishable from magic, it is insufficiently advanced. »
Updated: 7 April 2020 — 6 h 41 min
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