Modern/Future mages spells in a technological world
Most fiction involving classical magic being alongside modern/future technology normally has the mages using spells that harken back to classical fantasy fiction. But, lets face it, a person who grew up around technology would shape their magic around interacting with that technology. (All this assumes that magic isn’t anti-tech, like in the Dresden’verse.)
So, spells in a technological world.
Waterproof: Nothing is more annoying than getting your phone/tablet/whatever wet, ruining it. A simple water warding spell would do wonders. (Thinking on this was what started this whole line of thought.)
RinoBox: And why stop at waterproofing, why not add impact resistance and such too. Could be put on the phone ‘naked’, or on a nominal thing such as those rubber bumper rings to anchor it to the device.
Surgestopper: Cast on an electrical cord, would act as the perfect surge protector with almost instant reaction time. No more lighting eating your computer.
My Parking Spot: The most basic version would allow a magus to put an illusionary car in a parking spot they saw and wanted. A more advanced version could seek out a good spot in advance, ‘occupy’ it, while directing the magus to that spot.
GPS: Yeah, ‘navigation’ spells would almost certainly exist, but this one would mimic the functions and interface of mundane GPS devices, especially useful to those who are already familiar with such devices. Could tap directly into the GPS/data networks, or be purely magical getting the info from supernatural sources.
Wrong Car Officer: Be it making the ultimate getaway vehicle, or simply avoiding traffic tickets, ways to disguise a vehicle (or at least disguise the plates) would be simple. Could be fun, if law enforcement was at least nominally aware of ‘real’ magic, if law enforcement had ways to deal with that.
Air Outlet: Nowhere to plug in? Well, just cast this spell, plug your cord into an invisible outlet, and just the right voltage/amperage is right there. Probably too much effort to do it 24/7, but could be great for recharching devices, running your fridge during a power outage, jumping off a car without risking a backsurge into your own vehicle…
Papers Please: Cast on a person, the magus can read what’s written on any card and such carried by the target, such as IDs, credit cards, etc. The knowledge of such abilities could prompt faster development of things like chipped cards or barcodes, which aren’t translated.
Just a few ideas, I am sure many of you could come up with many more.