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Unexplained leap for technology

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posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 11:14 PM
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Just look at it like this. In the past 100 years human being have gone from carting around in horse and buggies to preparing for the first mission to Mars. It is unexplainable the leap that humans took on a technological level. Except for this; after the alleged Roswell crash is when humans really started dishing out the technology. What did we all of a sudden become that much smarter in that short amount of time? No, we were definitely helped by some out of this world source. That's just my opinion.




posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 11:24 PM
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December 1947 was when the transistor was revealed. In july of that year Roswell happened. I'd say its quite possible the crash near Roswell greatly advanced our technology, or perhaps some other crash we are unaware of.



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 11:33 PM
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[irrelevant]It`s also the year that the Texas City Disaster Happened, where the tanker carrying fertilizer blew up with the force of a small atomic bomb. My Home Town.[/irrelevant]



posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 11:34 PM
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exactly, they reverse engineered the technology and allowed us to leap years ahead of where we were supposed to be. You know, I've done a lot of research and I can't find any kind of documentation that actually explains how computers work. No one knows. They know the basics of how to build them and how to enhance already existing technology. But no one really seams to know. I bet if we destroyed all the technology we have now along with all the documentation that goes along with it, it would take humans 200 years to re-develop the technology.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 01:56 AM
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I've always wondered why "we" developed our advanced technology so quickly as well. Most of our technology uses some metallic parts; civilizations of past have been mining metals for a long time and I wonder why they didn't have computers or cell phones.

But, it is possible that present technology comes from a source we are currently not exposed to.--like alien technology



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 02:10 AM
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i am a bit sceptical - the current mission to mars project is based on a nuclear reactor - and we developed that during WWII. however, i think that humanity as a whole, however innovative, probably needed a little help in the computer department. i mean, we have gone from having the most basic computer be the size of a large room, to the point where almost everyone in developed nations has one in there home



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 02:11 AM
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#. we know how computers work. trust me on that one.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 02:21 AM
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It sure does make the mind curious as to how we advanced so much in a hundred years. Although we started to build more and more even before the Roswell crash. By the 1920's we had gone from little wagons to automobiles. It took us only 6 hours to build one when before it took us 94 hours. Phones were made soon after, ovens, refrigerators...I really think that our advancement really started around the 1900s. But I guess ever since the Roswell crash, we haven't stopped making more advanced technology. I guess it all comes down to how much faster we are acheiving technological success.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 02:33 AM
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You can keep you 100 year advancement, but your all forgetting an even bigger advancement thats more of an enigma.

How did humans go from cro-magnum man, grunting no real dicernable langauge and writing, to cultures like the Egyptions, Myans and Aztecs. Some of them building things we cant do today.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 02:45 AM
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As much as I want to believe that aliens have had a hand in advancing our technology, I think our NASA program would also be more advanced than it is. Maybe it would be too obvious if the government were to show all their cards. I've heard a lot about redesigning the space shuttle after this last tragedy. I think that the advancements will be a little more outer worldly in design and function.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 03:43 AM
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Originally posted by rabinny
Just look at it like this. In the past 100 years human being have gone from carting around in horse and buggies to preparing for the first mission to Mars. It is unexplainable the leap that humans took on a technological level. Except for this; after the alleged Roswell crash is when humans really started dishing out the technology. What did we all of a sudden become that much smarter in that short amount of time? No, we were definitely helped by some out of this world source. That's just my opinion.


If this was the case then we could look back at inventions and come across a few that have no basis.

No matter how amazing you might find a technology it has a build up to it of steps. Some were devolped from theory, some from trial and error, and many were spin offs of other technology. But none just spontaneously appeared, nor had alien technology as the basis.

For example, no matter how amazing modern computer, you can step back piece by piece to the adding machines of the 1500s. All little steps, all very based on current human things, and all fitting steps.

To just look at a 100 years from horse to space station and ignore the thousands of steps by millions of people is unfounded.

Technology is an exponetial thing as well. For example, look at how almost ALL other technology was quickly imbedded with computers. TVs went from dials to picture in picture over night, but that is because coputer were an existing (and 70 year old) technology.

Yes, we have grown fast, but that is because technology tends fuel faster growth. Take for example a 1700s rifleman and a 1500s archer, only 200 years difference yet the rifle man with 5 times the range and strange "magical" method of firing lead may seem to be something no man could have thought of. Yet that is ignoring the alchemist working on poweder and the metalurgist making stong enough steel to form a barrel.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by BruceAkolD
How did humans go from cro-magnum man, grunting no real dicernable langauge and writing, to cultures like the Egyptions, Myans and Aztecs. Some of them building things we cant do today.


We could easily build things like the pyramids (I assume that's what you're refering too) if we wanted and if he enough manpower. Don't forget we have build a lot of things early civilisations couldn't even dream of; one of my personal favourites is the tunnel under the canal between France and Great Britain.

Oh, and ScienceGuyQ, you're my new hero.


Jo

posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 04:15 AM
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Religion had a lot to do with delaying technological advancement.

Scientific views were scoffed at by the church and people were even burned at the stake for saying things like the Earth rotates around the Sun.

The reason for the church supressing the sciences is simple.
If the common man in the street could learn how read & write he would be able to know for himself what the bible really has to say and not the nonsense they were preaching to the peasants back then to put fear in the hearts of men as a means of control.


(Kind of like the media of today)



Imagine effective medicines in the 1400's that could cure man and not by the grace of God alone.

Who would have the power then? The church leaders or the scientists?

Who would Kings and leaders listen to then and indirectly who would have the power? Science or God?

Science scares the crap out of religious leaders as it defies the concept of faith itself.

If you can not see it, smell it or feel it then does it exist by scientific standards?

Look at the hassles Darwin had with the churches and still has till today.

If religion had not interfered with technological advance back in the dark ages then I'm sure I would have been sending this post from Mars by now!



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 04:30 AM
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Originally posted by Jo
Religion had a lot to do with delaying technological advancement.

Thats right; actually our life as it is now wouldnt be possible without such events as the Renaissance age and the Enlightenment age.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 04:42 AM
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Originally posted by Jo
Religion had a lot to do with delaying technological advancement.


As an aging atheist who has learned to look at religion from a object view, religion has also helped science advance.

Sure Newton and Darwin had to tip toe around dogma, but religion created a well structured society that was firm enough to have scientist. I don't play the what if game with history, way too buttefly effect, but I can say that religion did create a foundation of social stability where humans could persue thought instead of just survival.

Take away the Sumerian and Egyptian god-kings, take away the Ancient jewish temples, take away the catholic church, and what do you have? Pretty much unstructured and usless (advancmentwise) cultures.

Just because science and logic serve us better now doesn't mean we should judge its effect on our past.

In addition, it was a MONK (Catholic), Mendel, who came up with the basis for modern genetics. Without religion, he probably would have been a hard working farmer with no spare time for thoughts or experiments.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 04:46 AM
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We could easily build things like the pyramids (I assume that's what you're refering too) if we wanted and if he enough manpower. Don't forget we have build a lot of things early civilisations couldn't even dream of; one of my personal favourites is the tunnel under the canal between France and Great Britain.


O.K fair enough point, but you still cant explain how these extremely basic humans practically suddenly start making huge complex cities and massive wonders of the world, it makes no sence.

which reminds me - crytal skulls, we cant make them as completly accurate as the ones found to be 1000's of years old.

Which reminds me, Im sure someone did research into the pyramids and found them to be older then the egyption culture that supposedly built them.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 05:01 AM
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I saw a tv show where all the advancements was said to be due to the the transistor those timy cells are responsible for the computer, also saw a show that said that we could not do the pyramids as well even with all our technology. I watch a lot of discovery and the histroy channels. There have been some ancient maps discovered way back in the 1800s that apparently are up to par with what we can do now. Sorry can't recall thename of the maps if anyone know please post, i would love to see a website abot them.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 06:31 AM
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didnt WW2 force us as a civilization to leap forward in trchnology real fast as the whole world was in threat of nazis rule, also the nazis had plans for sub orbital bombers and rockets in 1943 and also planes like the latest usa nuke bombers and other things as well but Hitler never put them into production as the war at the time was going in Germanys favour.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by BruceAkolD
O.K fair enough point, but you still cant explain how these extremely basic humans practically suddenly start making huge complex cities and massive wonders of the world, it makes no sence.


This didn't happen at once. It took those cultures thousands of years to get advanced enough to build those cities and massive wonders.



posted on Jan, 3 2004 @ 10:19 AM
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weren't we created to the equal of something, after 2 million years, and then after that creation we became technologically advanced in 12,000 years or so? Don't remember anymore, but it had something to do with hundreds of thousands of writings in history, about Gods or something. Anybody remembers?



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