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Originally posted by bandito
Watched a program recently on the advancement of computer technology at almost light speed . One guest was saying that within 20 years computers will bypass humans in the thought process . Another guest made a statement that i've been thinking about ever since . He said that 80% of all of the scientists and engineers that have ever lived on planet Earth for all of recorded time , are alive right now .
I don't think that we give our species enough credit . Reverse engineering or aquiring alien technology , maybe , but i was here before Al Gore invented the internet and i'm still so amazed . Used to take 5 days to get a letter home and now i can talk to the folks in real time at the speed of light . My grandfather was born in 1873 and it was still decades before Orville and Wilber lifted off at Kitty Hawk and their plane along with the first flight could have taken place in the passenger compartment of a 737 and Grand Dad was sitting in front of his tv when man first stepped foot on the moon . I don't believe for one second that we required aliens to do any of it . Whether it's transistors or lasers , decades before any of us ever heard of them some scientist was working on them in some lab . We short change humans .
Seems as far as space travel is concerned, we haven't learnt very much in over 50 years, does this seem strange ???????