The Ceglowski Axiom

First came the Clarke Axiom, named after the guy who coined it, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Now we have Maciej Ceglowski’s brilliant quip from the #joiito IRC channel:

Any sufficiently advanced society is indistinguishable from Canada.

Clever, and at least partly true.

3 replies on “The Ceglowski Axiom”

I prefer Ambrose Bierce’s take on the issue:

“Man, n. An animal [whose]…chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.” Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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