A lot of people claim that the future of magic is not Chris Angel... or Derren Brown... or that kid at the local club. We all have a take on what magic is not. But what will magic be like tomorrow?
Now here is a chance to air your own vision, rather than being an armchair critic. Got to:
http://www.wired.com/culture/culturerev ... found_1702
I am curious to see what the entries will consist of. Actually, it is a tall order to fullfill, since magic as I see it is the twisting of reality - performed with the current objects of daily life.
And so much of the stuff that we do will not be the same in a couple of years. Already, tricks with newspaper threaten to go the way of the Dodo bird. Coins and currency may soon only be in museums. Matches - that staple of impromptu magic - are getting rarer than public smokers. Osterlind coin in bottle is just about impossible to perform. In France, the minitel replaced the White Pages long ago. Australian bills are tear-resistant. These are hard times, folks. (Thank God for the increase of popularity of Texas Hold-em in the past decade - it extended the life of card tricks immensely. And people know how to shuffle, again.)
What will be the magic of the future? The color-changing android? The multiplying debit cards? The torn and restored hologram? A demure David Acer?
What is your take?