posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 04:02 AM
Unless a massive global disaster occur, not much threaten our civilization so much it could become "lost". Keep in mind, our society today is *ALOT*
bigger than it was in the past. We are talking like a million to one in comparison.
Something that's important to keep in mind is that the "base" of a civilisation is always increased. By base I mean that if everything got wiped
out and a few survive, they still have more basic knowledge than all the past civilisations combined.
If the world went bang today, then sure it would be a severe set back. I dont know how to build a car or make asphalt, send radio transmissions or
make a computer work (THAT would be a real disaster
But I do know math, geometry and a ton of basic stuff like how to write and read, so I can do more than what a surviving peasant could 1000bc. In a
rough comparison, I would be the eqvivalent of a ancient "priest" or "engineer". And basicly every other survivor too.
The main thing you have to consider is that we dont really need all that to remain a society. Even today, people nearly live like they did 2000 years
ago!!! Take away 99% of all technology countries/people, and you'd still have like a billion people left with little visible damage to their
[edit on 20-1-2006 by merka]