In fiction, the term comes from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first book in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, which describes ancient laws and codes as "deep magic from the dawn of time."
Many programmers have been influenced by the writings of Arthur C. Clarke, who said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Such technology may be termed "Advanced Magic". See: Clarke's three laws.
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