Encyclopædia - Laws of Future Prediction

Clarke's Laws

  1. 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.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Asimov's Three Laws of Futurics

  1. What is happening will continue to happen
  2. Consider the obvious seriously
  3. Consider the consequences