When Magic Meets Muggle Technology – The Harry Potter Lexicon
Meet magic-loving muggles. Longing to leave the muggle world behind and spend a magical weekend with your fellow Gryffindors. One of the first things that Harry learns in his new world is that much of the Muggle technology he grew up with is not to be found. Everyday. A Muggle – well, No-Maj – who's in on the magical secret: Jacob Kowalski. When parting ways in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Dudley even thanked It was a meeting defined by tragedy, with both Isolt and James having come.
Some serious energy is being dealt with. A similar thing happens when a nuclear device is exploded. A massive pulse of EM energy is radiated out all over the spectrum.
Radios cease to work. It is because of this chaos that nations spend millions installing infrastructure that is immune to this EM interference. Nuclear devices work by a conversion process. They convert matter into energy. Magic is also a conversion process. It converts matter or energy into other matter or energy.
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In any real-world process, there is always wasted energy—the second law of thermodynamics. It is reasonable to assume that much of that wasted energy escapes in the EM spectrum.
The manifestation of this is light, sparks, and heat.
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If this is true, then it becomes obvious why such Muggle devices as telephones, televisions, radio, and electric lights and appliances are unusable. They would burn out, arc out, or pick up so much static and other interference as to render them useless.
Just providing power to these would be problematic. Any power grid would act as a huge antenna and short out. Computers would suffer a similar fate. Muggles also occasionally produce a magical child. In Britain, these Muggle-born wizards and witches will often join the wizarding world when they are invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Muggle parents will thus be informed of the existence of the wizarding world, and may even enter it on occasion, as Hermione Granger's parents did when they accompanied their daughter and the Weasley family to Diagon Alley to shop for school supplies in However Muggle parents are allowed to see wizarding pictures of the school, as Muggle-born Colin Creevey was known to take numerous pictures and sent them home to his father.
Muggles Mr and Mrs Granger with wizard Arthur Weasley in Diagon Alley Some Muggles are aware of the magical world but, through choice, choose to ignore it, such as Vernon Dursleywho was aware his sister-in-law was a witch but otherwise remained intentionally ignorant of the wizarding world until he was forced to recognise it with the arrival of his nephew, Harry Potter.
In addition, there are secret connections maintained between the two societies at the governmental level; for example, the Minister for Magic occasionally consults with the Prime Minister of Great Britain on issues affecting both societies, and it is clear that the Prime Minister is aware of the wizarding world.
Each Prime Minister, on the day they are appointed to office, gets a visit from the current Minister for Magic. The visit encompasses telling the Prime Minister of the existence of magic and that they will only ever need to meet when there is something going on in the wizarding world that might affect the Muggle world. They are plainly outcasts and comfortable with being so. Nothing is more unnerving to the truly conventional than the unashamed misfit! Rowling regarding how Muggles view wizards [src] The Muggle Dursley familywho despised magic Historically, Muggles tended to consider those who practised magic to be evil, leading to the burning of witches during the Middle Ages.
In response, some wizards and witches managed to use Flame-Freezing Charms to render the fire harmless. Thus, most considered the Muggle efforts completely useless. Magical creatures left the Muggle world too, as many of them were extinguished, probably because of over-hunting and ecosystem destruction.
Muggle dentists Mr and Mrs Grangerwho were accepting of magic In the modern world, few Muggles believe in magic. Some who are aware of the wizarding world are accepting of it, such as Hermione Granger 's parents and Jacob Kowalski. For instance, the Dursley family had a "very medieval" attitude towards magic.
Petunia Dursley considered her sister Lily Potter a "freak" for her abilities, although this was originally prompted by envy of them. To Harry's great surprise, he learned that Dudley had not only once pushed a babysitter down the stairs whether on accident or on purpose had never been determinedbut then "immediately locked that poor fellow in the cupboard under the stairs until your aunt and uncle came home!
Thirty minutes later, she had not run out of steam. He came and got Piers in trouble - didn't Piers get in trouble? Anyway, I think that was the last time I saw you, you got the flu and missed the rest of the year.Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix (2007) Official Opening Scene in 3D [HD] - [DVD QUALITY]
I think Piers did get in trouble, but he got me back a few days later. It told me it had never been to Brazil!
And I'm very good at it," he said with a cocky grin.
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Dragons and all that. I'm mostly over the shock, mind you, but changing someone's memory? But as a witch, it's not as scary as it sounds. Hermione sighed nostalgically, "I had a professor from the school visit and explain what it all meant.
My parents were thrilled, and I try to bring them around as much as I can so they know what my life is like here. It would have been a tragedy if one of us had ended up non-magical.
But we all went to Hogwarts, so…" "Is that common? Having a non-magical child? Basically a Muggle born from magical parents. Figg from Little Whinging was a Squib.
Well," she added, indicating her husband and giving him a sly grin, "if this doesn't work out, it's good to know I have options. Somehow I have trouble imagining it. After a moment, Katrina asked, "Do you visit Little Whinging ever? Yes - I know exactly what you mean! They just wanted to be so incredibly mundane!
My parents were like that too, mind. The whole bleeding town was - I always joked that it should be called Big Whinging, because whinging was all they ever did. I'm not telling my parents that Jacob's a wizard for a long time, if ever! Before the Dursleys went into hiding, he told me I wasn't a waste of space, so you know, lots of maturity happened at Smeltings. Katrina, who took little encouragement, began laughing as well.
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