Magic

9 Nov ’14 ~ Q of Day~ MAGIC

Can you describe what MAGIC means to you and how you’ve experienced it in your life?

I love A C Clarke’s famous quote “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.

It seems to me that the multi level filters of evolution by natural selection have done an amazing job of producing the magical complexity that is each and every one of us. Each of us far more complex that we will ever be able to consciously appreciate. If we could in some way take an image of all the atoms in our bodies, and spread them out in a giant picture, and we had been looking at that image since the universe began some 14 billion years ago, at 100 atoms per second, then we would be about 1% of the way through looking at that single snapshot.
We are so complex, so advanced in our organisation, that we cannot be anything other than magic to our slow and limited conscious awareness.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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