"We're about 20 minutes away from the point where Clarke's law kicks in and technology becomes indistinguishable from magic."
In Jack Vance's 1971 novel, The Anome, Gastel Etzwane has recruited the assistance of the mysterious Earthman, Ifness, to help him identify the Anome (the 'Faceless Man') by comparing digital photographs taken at different events they have staged to attract the shadow-ruler's curiosity:
Thanks to writer & editor Dominic Brown for sending this one along.
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