Technology VS. Magic 2,598 members · 764 stories

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Technology: a product of the human mind. For centuries mankind has thrived on the creation and development of new mechanical wonders; from the first spear to hand held rifles, and the glider to jet powered aircraft. Man has always sought to reach for the skies and even beyond, to quench our ever expanding thirst for knowledge. Will we ever satisfy our desire? Only time will tell, but for now our only limit is our imagination.

Magic: a cosmic wonder that lives in all the beings of Equestria. This everlasting energy stream flows through every organic life-form, and some are even given the extraordinary gift to control it. From this branches near endless uses for magic ranging from spells and enchantments, to offensive and defensive applications. Magic is a mystery that no pony truly understands, and that only adds onto the possibilities yet to be discovered.

However...which one of these evolutionary tools is superior; the mechanical marvels of the human mind, or the cosmic wonder that is the magic of Equestria? That my friends, is for you to decide. In this group we search for your interpretations of the outcome for this epic clash of titans. Who will win? Who will fall? We shall see. Let the battle begin...

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

-Arthur C. Clarke


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Is this group still active?

The pic in the introduction needs a second one - of Terry Pratchett, possibly - with the quote

Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.

I know, I know, it's not his. It's likely not even Niven's... It's a "take that", I suppose, but it feels like it's missing. ;P

If this is warhammer idk then maybe

But if you're talking about fiction based in reality, Aliens arent based in reality, Reality is to what we have observed

Instead of humans with technology, why not one of the other alien races? I'm just saying.

I think that both magic and technology are powerful.
However, excluding the Force, all you really need to win is a Death Star to blow up Equus.

The Seventh Doctor added to Clarke's Law stating that any sufficiently advanced form of magic was indistinguishable from technology. (TV:Battlefield)
That's is made even more interesting by the tropes Magic-Powered Pseudoscience, Scientifically Understandable Sorcery among others.

I refuse to read any stories that show hatred towards humans and ponies it's tiresome sorry.

Hey man! Under each of our folders in the filing system there is a description of the criteria for an acceptable addition. Yours sounds absolutely fine! As long as there is some conflict between technology and Equestrian magic it fits into the group :twilightsmile:

I'm currently writing a story where a machine from the human past turns on in the modern pony world. I'm wondering if I can publish it here.

Here is the thing, if an electromagnetic pulse were to hit the earth, it would fry all of our technological devices. Everything from the power grid, vehicles, water treatment plants would fail and we would essentially be cast back into the dark ages. Yes we would still have things like firearms but those sure the hell won't turn the juice back on.

Also, one thing that must be taken into account is that technology needs funding to advance. Look at the United States and their space program. Yes they have launched probes out to Pluto and beyond but ever since they retired their shuttle program, they haven't even been able to get a man into orbit, they have to pay the Russians to get to the ISS. Magic on the other hand, is not hindered by lack of resources.

In the end I do think human tech would win BUT its biggest foes are either EMPs, which would fry anything with an electrical system and lack of funding, which would stop it dead in its tracks.

In the end this is all in the works of fantasy and in reality, is in the hands of the author since such a thing would never happen in real life.

Only the mane seven are imprisoned aboard one of the u-boat's and the cell on the u-boat is lined with lead so they can't use there superpowers

Sounds like it would be a fine addition :twilightsmile:

Of course the eqestria girls are aboard a German u-boat and they have there pendence' s and they have to stop a entire german fleet 10 u-boat's 4 destroyer's 7 battleship's and 9 aircraft carrier's and the captain frize cregger.

Of course the eqestria girls are aboard a German u-boat and they have there pendence' s around there necks

As long as it has some form of magic in conflict with technology

Can you write a story about the eqestria girls in 1918Germany

415098 thanks for telling me, I can post my story on this site now without worrying

414950 This is fine, as long as some form of conflict exists between the two forces as well.

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