Monday, 11 March 2013

Anthropocene


When you see all of humanity's achievements (and environmental mistakes) summed up like that it really gives you a sense of wonder. We've come so far in terms of technology.

I suddenly understand what Arthur C Clarke meant when he said: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." The full force and meaning of that statement is mind blowing and frisson inducing. The kind of things we're doing with technology today really is magical. It's a testament to the power of science. We've managed to understand nature so well that we can bend unimaginably tiny clusters of atoms to our will. It really is amazing.

This is the same Youtuber who gave us the wonderful Symphony of Science series. He makes some really awesome stuff.
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