It was Carl Sagan who said, "Any technology sufficiently advanced looks like magic", or something like that. Anything unexplained could be thought of as magic. There are plenty of magicians who can pretend to do magic. But what about the laws of physics? The laws of physics, like the physics constants, do not have any known cause or reason to be what they are. Conservation laws seem intuitive enough with sayings like, "no free lunch", and "money doesn't grow on trees". But science is in an awkward position. Scientists do not believe in magic. Yet the physics constants and the general framework of the laws of physics appear to work as if by magic. Maxwell's equations describe electromagnetic fields; we are told that E&M fields employ virtual photons to carry momentum where it needs to go. But there is something missing. Why should virtual photons obey Maxwell's equations at all? Another example of the magical nature of physics is space-time geometry. Space-time geometry is this invisible thing that has the speed of light and other physics constants built into it. When it curves (whatever that really means) there are gravitational forces. Gravitons have never been detected, so space-time geometry also works as if by magic. There are other examples. My point is that physics exists as if by magic. Is there any hope that science might beyond to weild this kind of magic in ways that can change the laws of physics or physics constants? Will there ever be any physics "upgrades" like that allow us to do things with energy that are not allowed by normal physics?