Arthur C. Clarke was an incredible science fiction writer. He wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. But he also published compendiums of his essays, and that’s where we get Clarke’s Three Laws from:
- 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.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.