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What do you consider to be mankind's greatest technical/engineering acheivement?

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posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: highvein

Ill take em both for the win after my morning coffee when I 1st read this thread😁




posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

Beer.

Without beer we'd still be in the Bronze Age.




posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

Hail Ninkasi!



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Lumenari

Hail Ninkasi!


The secret of the pyramids is safe with us!!




posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Ninkasi Double Red...heaven in a bottle



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Nankasi gave beer to man. Man did not create it.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: Phage

see, you and I can agree!



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 08:23 PM
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The ability to make fire.

What other thing on Earth can do that?



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 08:30 PM
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Engineering - Smartphones (just think of all the processing power in your hand, plus communication and internet access)

Technology - Writing (how else do we pass on our knowledge?)

Science - Astrophysics (specifically studying alien solar systems for Earth-like planets)



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 09:01 PM
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Written language /Printing Press.

Being able to write down knowledge and someone else you may never have met being able to learn from it, refer back to it, etc...



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 09:28 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: ElGoobero

Im going to go with the toilet

yea But what makes it swirl man??
That's mind woorbling.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 09:34 PM
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Bacon Egg and Cheese on a buttered roll?



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 09:53 PM
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The vacuum tube.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 10:01 PM
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The almighty extension cord.
Temporary adhesives.
Mortar and Pestle.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

The snooze button.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 10:33 PM
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a reply to: ElGoobero

From an annoyance avoidance angle, I say Ten Year Lightbulbs.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: Advantage

I guess duct tape would be a subcategory.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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I'm going to go with the computer.

Everything else has been a duplication, or an enhancement on our physical abilities. Lift more, travel faster, do more, etc. Nearly all things we could do if we had enough physical manpower.

The computer helped us with mental tasks the way a forklift helps us with physical tasks. Imagine if we had some form of computers 100, or a 1000 years ago. Imagine a mind like DaVinci with CAD programs, spreadsheets, and internet.

Of course, Davinci may never had invented anything, as he was too busy clicking ads for lonely hot ladies in his area who were looking for hookups tonite.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Could you include the abacus? Granted, all it could do was help with multiplication, addition, division, subtraction, square roots, and cube roots. But still, pretty handy.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 11:22 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Advantage

I guess duct tape would be a subcategory.



Absolutely. Its capable of fixing an airplane AND a humvee. Thats some amazing stuff. You can even get it in flamingo print.



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