Shilo Shiv Suleman in her Ted Talk laments how magic has been replaced by technology. Yet, as I reflected upon this idea, I began to think about a song by Dar Williams entitled “The Christians and the Pagans.” The question is where does our magic come from? This question is important to how we view the world.
Nature, science, and technology all can be enchanting. The wonder of the trees may be just as magical as flying across the sky in an airplane. We expect technology to be sterile…just a machine. What if technology could be magical?
Steve Jobs seems to create technology infused with magic. I think because he looked how to create the magic he wanted and then use technology to make it so.