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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by aquajet, Nov 30, 2006.
them pesky rogue time-travellers!
they know these kind of tricks are highly illegal.
yeah. pretty amazing.
edit: the link to the article and another image:
One thing that always gets me whenever really old artefacts are displayed - machines, clothes, writing - isn't so much that this stuff is more advanced than people expect, but how incredibly bad the human race is at keeping records. How much other really cool stuff has been discovered or invented, and since forgotten and lost?
Movies of the machine in operation - you'll need to ctrl-click and save, and also something that can extract RAR files (this will do it).
Those things aren't that hard to make.
Well now it isn't hard, but the world is filled with "easy" things that were once impossible.
I know I'd be pretty lost if I were sent into the wilderness and wouldn't be accepted back in society until I'd made one of those.
I remember reading about this years ago in a little PG Tips teacard book (it must have been about 20 years ago now). It's good to hear about these new findings and see that they're trying to find out more about artefacts like this rather than just letting them gather dust in a case in a museum somewhere.
Like iMeowbot says, it makes you wonder what other knowledge and technology has been lost to time...
You may want to read how Bruce Sterling deals with this issue of forgotten technologies in the Dead Medial Project
it's amazing something like this could be constructed in 101+ BC. very cool.
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We probably reinvented the wheel a few times until someone finally sat down and wrote a "How To..." book.