The great science fiction writer, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, in one of his widely revered "Three Laws" said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." We live in a world where we speak to cylindrical objects and the lights go off. We put on a headset, and we are transported to the beach of our choice or to a distant planet. Drones are starting to deliver our online orders. We live in miraculous times. Of course, once these technologies are in place, we forget that they are astounding and just assume they have always been there. We forget that these miracles are the results of years of hard work, imagination, fortitude, and often, the sheer will of an organization to commit energy and resources to the project. Awards are there to provide a tangible record and recognition of that hard work.
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