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World's first computer may be even older than thought

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posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 08:09 AM
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World's first computer may be even older than thought


www.newscientist.com

... This mysterious box of tricks was a portable clockwork computer, dating from the first or second century BC. Operated by turning a handle on the side, it modelled the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets through the sky, sported a local calendar, star calendar and Moon-phase display, and could even predict eclipses and track the timing of the Olympic games...
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posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 08:09 AM
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Pretty amazing, this device was found in a shipwreck of the coast of Greece in 1901. It is unknown who exactly built the device, all they know nothing like it was made for a 1000 years. With this recent discovery it seems that this device is even older than previously thought.

Be sure to check the (new) video linked above in the "Related News Links:". This device was the world's first analog computer. Aah the Greeks


www.newscientist.com
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[edit on 1-8-2009 by sn00daard]



posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 11:55 AM
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Some more information on the Antikythera Mechanism.

Fascinating how this should change how we view the world and our history, in my opinion.



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