Muggle Technology Wizardized?
Hi! I'm currently writing my story, (The Son of the Grim - link in siggy ) and I was wondering about Wizard and Muggle technology.
I was wondering if things like, iPods, TV, electricity, computers, etc could be Wizardized? For example, the Wizarding Wireless (radio). Could there be a WizPod, or a WV (wizard-vision), or anything like that?
Swallowing the Golden Snitch
Well, they do have radio. As for the other, I'd be careful, unless it's a Humor story you are writing. If it is Humor, then there are many creative and fun things you could do.
I agree with TheBlackSister. It could be very tricky to make these things un-comical, but it can be done. I think they diffinately could have things like that, and I would think that they would have T.V.s of some sort.
Muggle Technology Wizardized?
I don't think they would have Wizardised Muggle technology. They wouldn't need it. They have their own methods. And I don't see why would they need a television. There are no wizarding programmes to watch. I think you should be careful about introducing any Muggle technology.
I'm just going to quote something I said in another thread here on the Reference Desk ("Electronic devices in wizarding households").
I find the idea of using magical energy in this manner very interesting. According to the law of conservation of energy, energy cannot be created but only transferred. Therefore, something must happen to residue magic, after a spell's been cast, for instance. Wizards have magic, and magical creatures have magic, and I'm betting there's magic just floating around in the air, too. So, in theory it should be possible to harness this magic and use it to power things, such as computers and mobile phones.
Originally Posted by me in another thread
Feel free to borrow this theory, but it would be nice if you'd credit me, should I ever decide to continue with my own story-line surrounding this.
That's a really interesting idea. Makes sense, too. *smacks self on head for not thinking of that before. But for James Jameson's fic, it might not work very well to invent a whole new type of technology. It would probably just distract/confuse the reader. So unless technology is actually important to the plot, I wouldn't go into too much detail about it.
As for canon technology, I remember JK saying in an interview somewhere that wizards are pretty behind technologically; we can see this demonstrated in the books as well (fellytone, anybody?). So I would be careful with using technology, unless it's actually important to the plot. If you just need something for a character to do in his/her spare time, then I would try a game or something
WizPod? Sorry, weird mental image there....
I'd think that, eventually, wizards could get Muggle technologies magic-ised, if they wished to. They've got the wireless, and the camera. I just don't really see the need. If you have MAGIC, for Merlin's sake, why do you need phones?
Just my two Knuts.
I think wizardizing muggle technology is not very difficult. I mean, look at Mr. Weasely's car. He could make it fly. Similarly, i think it won't be difficult for a competent wizard to wizardize something. I feel that the reason wizards haven't wizardized much of muggle technology is that they don't know much about it (how many of them took muggle studies? Even if they did i doubt it was very useful because they were taught stuff like diagrams of muggles lifting things. I mean, how weird is that? as if wizards don't lift things) and that most of them are genuinely not interested. Though they have used the little that they know about muggle technology (telephone booth at Ministry's Visitors' Entrance- yes, they haven't exactly wizardized it but then they used the info to hide the entrance). Yeah, so I'd say go ahead wizardize whatever you want but just make sure that your character knows about the things if he has wizardized them. A muggleborn would help. Maybe you could show some muggle born starting this business of wizardized muggle appliances.