Isaac Asimov, a science fiction writer and professor of biochemistry, 1920-1992 CE, built upon it this way, “The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change.”
Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity and was, perhaps, the greatest mind to ever live, 1879-1952 CE, simply proved them both right.
This concept has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember and, embracing it, I am changing this website to have a more basic purpose; to simply be about me, my thoughts, what I have done, to be a mark of my passing this way, perhaps in my own way to say, “I was here!”
Clarke’s Three Laws are three “laws” of prediction formulated by the British writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke, probably my most favorite author. These laws suggest outcomes when change is applied to technology. They are:
- 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.
A fourth law has been added to the canon, despite Sir Arthur Clarke’s declared intention of not going one better than Sir Isaac Newton. Geoff Holder quotes: “For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert” in his book 101 Things To Do With A Stone Circle, and offers as his source, Arthur C. Clarke’s Profiles of the Future.
If, perhaps, you came looking for the old site, at least that part of it which deals with business and personal success, and online presence, you will find it still available here: WizardsPlace, the current repository and reference for most of what I do professionally. Yes, change is in the air. Always.
…after all, it is all about Life, Love, & Laughter!
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