posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 04:30 PM
Originally posted by DevineWisdom
Originally posted by demongoat
Originally posted by DevineWisdom
These are the types of things that make my mind wonder...
If our civilization where to reach it's peak tomorrow and suddenly collapse, how much of our knowledge would survive 10,000 or 50,000 years from
now? If the next civilization that arose within that time frame had developed a new language, I can imagine that they would be speculating on the
remnants of what they dug up from our lost civilization just like we do now. I think that knowledge can easily be lost in time. It is my personal
belief that many civilizations have risen and fallen over several thousand perhaps even millions of years and I'm pretty sure that our civilization
isn't the most advanced of them. While all we can do is guess and try to imagine how the ancient people did things and what kinds of tools and
technology they had, some day tens of thousands of years from now a new civilization may be wondering that of us!
see the problem with this assumption is, we have found evidence of the level of technology of our ancestors going back thousands of years, hundreds of
thousands of years and even millions.
we have found no sign of any evidence above a paleolithic level of tech, if we can find tech 50 thousand years into their future, no doubt another
intelligent species would find remains of our tech 50 thousand years into ours.
how can you claim that? where is your evidence? there isn't any evidence that any civilizations existed that long ago, there have been societies but
they were neolithic and paleolithic and we found them.
thing is, a civilization from 10 thousand years ago would still have remains, and would leave evidence of their way of life, there are areas in the
middle east that have been occupied for longer than that, and we find remains.
if a new species rose up after we wipe ourselves out in 50 thousand years, they would find a lot of our remains, buildings,cars, plastics, depending
on how long ago we die, newer tech that we develop.
this depends largely on how it was preserved, they wouldn't know what it is and just like us have to guess sometimes and hope they find something to
heck i bet we could if we wanted to, create a way to preserve a huge amount of information about ourselves, if we wanted to. what we know about our
ancestors is a lot of time an accident, rather than intentional, we are the same way, we don't think about that far into the future.
Most of information in more modern times is stored in books or on computer hard drives and CD's and things of that nature. Do you really believe that
our buildings won't crumble, our cars won't rust and wither away, and our technology will survive the ravages of time? As I stated before, It is MY
PERSONAL BELIEF. Nothing more, and nothing less. The only evidence or proof I need for my opinion on this is that knowledge can be easily lost over a
long period of time and I feel it would be naive to think, as old as the earth is, that we are the first modern civilization to arise in such a vast
time scale. We only know what we're told about ancient civilizations and I also believe we're not being told everything there is to know.
I've had Internet since the early 1990's and like many others internet beachcombers, kept all the interesting bits and pieces that came by. Most
webpages don't last more than two years. Then that information is gone forever.
You can visit websites like "tineye.com" to look to see how far images and pictures have travelled.
From personal experience, 5.25" and 3.25" disks and video tapes have lasted longer than burnable CD's and DVD's. The latter two scratch, warp,
corrode and rapidly became out of date as laser technology changed. Paper has lasted even longer. Memory sticks can fry with power spikes. Hard disk
drives that are carried around in an external USB enclosure will fail much rapidly than those kept in a desktop.
We used to visit second-hand bookstores and could find books that were 120 years old (written in the 1890's) - when I was studying for my exams some
of these books provided me with the clearest explanations. It really got to me that some person who I had never met and was long gone, was in a way
helping me complete my work.
There's a story about the original series of The Avengers. There were tales that there was one afternoon where they filmed some scenes in color as an
experiment then discarded. That was thought to be pub table rumours and chit-chat. Then one day, a woman called the technicians up. She had found
dozens of film reels in the rafters of an old shed and thought they were important. These were analyzed and found to be the "missing reels", lost
after 40 years.