I was lucky enough to be able to watch “The Incredible Bert Wonderstone” yesterday morning. I say lucky because I needed to waste a few hours in the morning and it was the first thing to come on TV and I couldn’t find the remote. What I was lucky enough to be able to do is not wake the baby sleeping in my arms by laughing at all.
What it made me realise is that there is no such thing as magic, it’s all just an illusion. As Arthur C. Clarke said:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
So rather than be imbued with mystical powers I will exchange this for a great intellect that will allow me to appear like a deity before the world.