Saturday, July 28, 2007

It Takes a Village to Raise the Dead*

Clarke's 3rd Law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
If technology performs (or redefines) miracles, then a survey of miracles might suggest directions in technology. Raising the dead has a famous precedent. Maybe the resurrection was a high-tech trick. Jesus said he was not of this world. And when the trick was over he said his goodbyes and flew home (another tech trick):

"And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight."
Acts of the Apostles 6:9
*Acknowledgment: The title of this post comes from Firesign Theatre's Give Me Immortality or Give Me Death.