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In the last 1000 years

Post by Dreamweaver » 01 Sep 2018, 19:49

What would you reckon are the 10 historical events that most changed our lives, in the last 1000 years? Or the 10 developments,? Because some important change has come slowly, not as a sudden event.

Is one happening now?
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Post by Mahalia » 02 Sep 2018, 14:14

A change of Prime Minister??? Not historical more hysterical :heeheehee Electing Trump as President of USA has to rank amongst catastrophes surely :hitting_wall

Doubt I could think of 10 but ...
the discovery of Australia has to be up there,
and landing men on the moon.
Modern medicine - surgical procedures and cures, antibiotics.
Computers and Robotics and the associated benefits.
Modern transport from Cars to Ships and Planes.
Education.
Modern Warfare - not a good one :hitting_wall but I guess it counts - tactics and weaponry.
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Post by Tedwalker » 02 Sep 2018, 17:14

Some of these may qualify.

The rise of democracy.
The overwhelming migration to Europe, with it's coming consequences.
Nuclear energy.
The nuclear bomb.
The change from a 'fair go' to 'self interest'.
Casualisation of the workforce.
Invention of the wheel ( although much earlier then 1000 years).
Global warming.
A pollie who actually did what he promised (joke).
As Mahalia implied, Trump's wrecking of the world.

And the coming one.
The economic and military rise of China.

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Post by Perrorist » 02 Sep 2018, 17:54

I'm struggling to come up with ten. Will nine do?

The Protestant Reformation
The invention of the printing press
The Medici Bank
The Industrial Revolution
Vaccination
The advent of air travel
Modern farming practice
The contraceptive pill
The Digital Revolution
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Post by Biggdad » 03 Sep 2018, 16:59

The use of 3D printers to print building on MARS for the first lot of astronauts to live on Mars! :character-oldtimer:

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Post by Warrigal » 05 Sep 2018, 16:22

I hope you don't mind me piggy backing my thoughts onto yours, Perry.
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I'm struggling to come up with ten. Will nine do?

The Protestant Reformation
The invention of the printing press
I'd link these together as being the beginning of the end of the Middle Ages. The printing press allowed ideas and literacy to spread beyond the aristocracy and the catholic church thus allowing the rise of an intellectual class from within the ranks of the commoners. After that I would list the Enlightenment Period as being the rise of rational, evidence based thought.
The Medici Bank
The Industrial Revolution
And with it the development of mass public education.
Vaccination
and sewerage systems.
The advent of air travel
Let's not forget the first steps in the exploration of space - rocketry, satellites and manned sub orbital, orbital and extraterrestrial space travel.
Modern farming practice
The contraceptive pill
A blessing for womankind that has benefited mankind as well.
The Digital Revolution
Which has revolutionised everything, especially the practice of modern medicine. Future advances in Artificial Intelligence will bring forth a world that we can but imagine right now. Like all of the previous advances listed above, I believe it will be more utopian than dystopian.
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Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Sep 2018, 19:22

I'm not game enough to try to name 10, but found interesting that many technical advances, like steam power and navigational instruments which enabled overseas domination by European countries, was caused by the fact that European states were into one-up-man-ship, at war with each other, so much. Science went ahead in leaps and bounds.

The Orient on the other hand was often ruled with a rod of iron, little strife to inspire advances, considering themselves culturally superior, and would allow Western trading posts only on the coasts so as not to become contaminated by European thought.

Advances can be for better or worse, I suppose, like the present dominance of multinational companies, but on balance I think the world is a better place
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Post by terra » 20 Sep 2018, 09:22

Bloody mobile phones l...
a man can't go fishing now without his wife hounding him on the phone to end his fishing trip and come home.
Worst invention ever !
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Post by Dreamweaver » 20 Sep 2018, 09:35

Mobile phones! Just experienced a presentation of debs. at a ball, where some guests (parents?) were watching AFL on their phones. Another tried to follow suit, but forgot to turn sound off. A blast of footy fervor interrupted the presentations! :lol:
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Post by lynny » 20 Sep 2018, 11:34

That is so rude DW isn't it! I wish someone would invent some kind of block so that at any event it could prevent phone reception.

I also wish that it was impossible to use your phone in a car. That's for passengers as well.

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Post by Tedwalker » 21 Sep 2018, 15:54

How about the ones who look at their phone while crossing the road.
Perhaps they deserve to be run over or at least bumped.
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Re: In the last 1000 years

Post by Perrorist » 21 Sep 2018, 16:13

I saw a Chinese video of a girl walking along studying her phone before falling into an inspection pit. I expect she's changed her behaviour since.

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