Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law of Prediction
1 In the essay “Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination,” in Profiles of the Future (Gollancz, 1962).
The first handheld cell phones were large, heavy, and very expensive. Here’s Martin Cooper, a technical wizard (note the white beard). He is one of the inventors of the first cell phones—and is holding his original prototype phone. In his other hand is a modern smartphone, but more than the size and weight have improved. Mobile devices today do an incredible range of jobs, from simple things like waking you up in the morning to complicated stuff like ...