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Ever Wish You Could Bring Back People from the Dead?


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bring back people from the dead to just show them how the world has advanced? I am thinking technology-wise for me. I'm probably a geek but imagine if my mom, who passed in 1991, could come back, remembering what she did when she died and I could show her everything we have today? Crazy....

anyway... just a thread to post things you wish you could do... smacking your ex in the head with a fish or making a peephole into your hot neighbors bedroom works too. :pfft:

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I think about my grandmother a lot, who passed away in 2006 and was born in 1912. To think that when she was born vets of the civil war were milling about and flight was still a novelty... wow. What a lifetime. Makes you wonder what we'll look back on in the year 2070

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I think about my grandmother a lot, who passed away in 2004 and was born in 1912. To think that when she was born vets of the civil war were milling about and flight was still a novelty... wow. What a lifetime. Makes you wonder what we'll look back on in the year 2070

Yeah. I still remember talking with my grandfather who was born in 1892. When he was a kid, there were no cars. It was horse-drawn buggies or the railroads. The Wright Brothers were repairing bicycles. No TV - heck, no RADIO. Electricity was a novelty. Child labor was legal, as well as segregation.

Pop was a pretty sharp guy, but he never could master the use of the TV remote. But that was ok, because he could still play a mean "Hail to the Redskins" whenever he got near a piano. :)

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Makes you wonder what we'll look back on in the year 2070

I'm predicting a smoldering hellscape filled with roving gangs of starving nomads armed with crude weaponry.

---------- Post added January-27th-2011 at 03:25 PM ----------

So has there ever been an era in history where people were witness to so much advancement in a single lifetime?

The Renaissance maybe? Ancient Rome?

Something to ponder. The first use of rail in warfare was First Manassas.

From the time of Julius Caesar to the time of George Washington, armies traveled the exact same manner. By foot, horse, and wagon. That's 18 centuries

From First Manassas to WWI, we advance to the internal combustion engine. That's 50 years.

From WWI to WWII we advanced to jet airplanes. That's 30 years.

Militaries are a great way to study human advancement because all societies have them and warfare is a near constant human activity.

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"No Thomas, you can't just walk up and rape somebody. I don't care if she is black" :doh:

"So Thomas, you think your little dumbwaiter was a clever invention, huh? Watch me push this button and access the entire Library of Congress."

"You had the fastest horses in Albemarle County? Let's step into this tin cylinder.We'll be in France in 4 hours."

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"So Thomas, you think your little dumbwaiter was a clever invention, huh? Watch me push this button and access the entire Library of Congress."

"You had the fastest horses in Albemarle County? Let's step into this tin cylinder.We'll be in France in 4 hours."

What plane are you flying? The Concorde no longer makes that trip. No flights go from the US to France in 4 hours anymore; it's usually 7-8 hours, and that's just the flight time. But the point remains.

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Militaries are a great way to study human advancement because all societies have them and warfare is a near constant human activity.

It's also usually where new technologies get implemented.

---------- Post added January-27th-2011 at 03:52 PM ----------

"So Thomas' date=' you think your little dumbwaiter was a clever invention, huh? Watch me push this button and access the entire Library of Congress."

"You had the fastest horses in Albemarle County? Let's step into this tin cylinder.We'll be in France in 4 hours."[/quote']

"Hey Thomas, you want to see what Monticello looks like FROM SPACE?"

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So has there ever been an era in history where people were witness to so much advancement in a single lifetime?

The Renaissance maybe? Ancient Rome?

Anyone born in or during the 20th century. The century saw a major shift in the way that vast numbers of people lived, as a result of changes in politics, ideology, economics, society, culture, science, technology, and medicine. Terms like ideology, world war, genocide, and nuclear war entered common usage. Scientific discoveries, such as the theory of relativity and quantum physics, drastically changed the worldview of scientists, causing them to realize that the universe was fantastically more complex than previously believed, and dashing the hopes at the end of the 19th century that the last few details of scientific knowledge were about to be filled in. Accelerating scientific understanding, more efficient communications, and faster transportation transformed the world in those hundred years more rapidly and widely than in any previous century. It was a century that started with horses, simple automobiles, and freighters but ended with luxury sedans, cruise ships, airliners and the space shuttle. Horses, Western society's basic form of personal transportation for thousands of years, were replaced by automobiles and buses within the span of a few decades. These developments were made possible by the large-scale exploitation of fossil fuel resources (especially petroleum), which offered large amounts of energy in an easily portable form, but also caused widespread concerns about pollution and long-term impact on the environment. Humans explored outer space for the first time, even taking their first footsteps on the Moon.

Mass media, telecommunications, and information technology (especially computers, paperback books, public education, and the Internet) made the world's knowledge more widely available to people. Many people's view of the world changed significantly as they became much more aware of the struggles of others and, as such, became increasingly concerned with human rights.[citation needed] Advancements in medical technology also improved the welfare of many people: the life expectancy of the world increased from 35 years to 65 years. Rapid technological advancements, however, also allowed warfare to achieve unprecedented levels of destruction. World War II alone killed over 60 million people, while nuclear weapons gave humankind the means to annihilate or significantly harm itself in a very short period of time. The world also became more culturally homogenized than ever with developments in transportation and communications technology, popular music and other influences of Western culture, international corporations, and what was arguably a true global economy by the end of the century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_century

Here is an eye opening graph:

world-change2.jpg

http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/Pickover/pc/changing-pace.html

Look at the spike towards the 20th and 21st century.

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