Ben Kuchera notes on ars technica:
“Arthur C. Clarke is perhaps best known for his three laws of prediction:
1. When a scientist 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.
“These are simple words, but in them exists a very singular hope: science can do anything that strong and able minds ask it to, and that a faith in science doesn’t remove one from a sense of wonder.”
Open the pod bay doors please, HAL.