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No. But they invented some awesome stuff like Greek Fire and Damascus Steel ( they are many more) that we in this age have no idea how to replicate.

So looking at it from that point of view they were actually better than us in this age at some technologies.



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In their time, then yes it was advanced technology. But if you're trying to compare that to now, then no. Back then, a compass was considered to be advanced technology. Before the late 1600's, everyone thought we were the center of the solar system. Then Galileo improved the telescope and proved that the sun was.



kowenicki said:

No.

 

Edit.

Sorry, to elaborate, nothing remotely unusual was going on.

Yeah, the computer in question was connected with Arcemde's lab, and it was a gift to one of the Ceasers. (Spelling) It was thought that casting such small parts needed didn't happen until after DaVinci (One of his students was credited with coming up with the way small metal parts were cast, I watched a special on guns once, DiVinci started research on how to make a "self firing" mechinism.(I forgot the term used) But it wasn't possible to make piece that small with the state technology was at the time. But during the time of the "dark ages" a lot of progress was lost, because of various factors. (Fear, supersition, and the Catholic church, store houses of knowledge being ransacked by invaders to name a few)

Plus people just assume that ancient civilizations were populated by simpltons. Food for thought the major branches of mathematics Calculus, Geometry, Trignometry, were "founded" by these ancient civilizations, and are virually unchanged from the state they where in before the Dark Ages. But I'm babling so I will stop.



iFlow said:
In their time, then yes it was advanced technology. But if you're trying to compare that to now, then no. Back then, a compass was considered to be advanced technology. Before the late 1600's, everyone thought we were the center of the solar system. Then Galileo improved the telescope and proved that the sun was.


I will add some more. The thing is as pointed out in my post above. The dark ages did much disservice to the advancment of human civilization. But that is what happens when you go from a strong government (Rome) that protected the arts and go to a feudal system where infighting between the lords where they tended to destroy everything when they conquered. Rome was ransacked by these "barbarians" several times and since books that stored the information where not easily reproduced when they burned Rome just think of home much knowledge was lost.

The "barbarians" as they where labled by Rome were the feudal city-states that ended up replacing Rome.

 

As for the telescope it was a mixture of Caliprunicus (Spelling) and Galileo both had to deal with the Catholic church who also was part of the problem that was the middle ages.



BenVTrigger said:
@dath

Actually no we wouldnt. Scientists openly say our civilization would dissapear within 10,000 years. Perhaps a remote few objects would survive but the planet would have almost completly broken down everything weve made.

If an advanced civilization were around 150,000 years ago we would have nothing left from them even if they were our current size and tech.

I dont even belive its true but scientifically its certainly possible


True enough.

I was surprised when I watched A World Without People because in less than a millenium every city would completely disappear leaving no trace except some suspicious hills of rubble.



 

 

 

 

 

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zero129 said:

the truth is within, you must look inside yourself to find the answer etc. How many times have we heard that being said??, Well maybe the truth of everything really is inside us ;) . Think of it we have a lot of junk DNA, maybe its not as much junk as we think

We already know "junk DNA" is not junk DNA.  What we believe is junk actually turns on and off certain aspects of our development.



I remember in 1992 in my Bio class the teacher talking about viscedual "junk" DNA and the Human Genome project. The project is "finished" and we don't have that much buffer DNA if any, what a difference two decades make.



I don't think that old civilisations had advanced technologies, because if they did we would have found more then a rock computer and some batteries. (On that note, it is really not hard to make a battery, shove some wires in an orange for example). Besides, if our civilasation does end, yes our cities will decay, and our creations will vanish - but think of all the floating space junk. That isn't going anywhere.



So hyped for Rome 2: Total War