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Old 06-04-2009, 12:09 AM   #1
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None of the following things which we consider to be essential to living, had been invented 150 years ago:

Cars, refrigerators, radios, AC electricity, telephones, television, PCs and the internet.

PCs became available 40 years ago while the internet has only been available to the public for 20 years. TV has been available for 80 years. Radios have been available for 120 years. Cars have been available only in the last 125 years. Telephones came into existence some 135 years ago. AC electricity has only been around for 115 years. Refrigerators have been available for 116 years.

To put it into perspective, four and five generations back, these thing were not in existence or the earliest inventions were only just becoming available. That's going back to your great, great, grandparents and possibly their parents.

Or, another point of view - 96% of the time since Christ was born, these things were unavailable.

We have a lot to re-learn about living life as it was lived for thousands of years.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Do you realise that we had an alien intervention centuries ago....the earth used to be flat!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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It still is where I live Kosams - even water doesn't flow away, it just evaporates.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:54 AM   #4
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Brinty... I hope you have decided not to leave the forum. I love reading your posts and have read them since day one... Just my two cents, off topic because I recall reading a thread this week about you thinkin to leave... I hope not
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:19 AM   #5
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None of the following things which we consider to be essential to living, had been invented 150 years ago:

Cars, refrigerators, radios, AC electricity, telephones, television, PCs and the internet.

PCs became available 40 years ago while the internet has only been available to the public for 20 years. TV has been available for 80 years. Radios have been available for 120 years. Cars have been available only in the last 125 years. Telephones came into existence some 135 years ago. AC electricity has only been around for 115 years. Refrigerators have been available for 116 years.

To put it into perspective, four and five generations back, these thing were not in existence or the earliest inventions were only just becoming available. That's going back to your great, great, grandparents and possibly their parents.

Or, another point of view - 96% of the time since Christ was born, these things were unavailable.

We have a lot to re-learn about living life as it was lived for thousands of years.
There is a big chance we’ll get back to those times...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDe5e...eature=related
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:09 AM   #6
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There is a big chance we’ll get back to those times...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDe5e...eature=related
I haven't even watched the video and I can honestly say I can't wait
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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I'd rather not live in a time without any of these inventions.

I would prefer to see newer, possibly hidden technologies make these current technologies obsolete.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #8
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There is a big chance we’ll get back to those times...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDe5e...eature=related
I think it would be great if that happened
The dj sounds like a complete fear monger
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:00 AM   #9
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Brinty... I hope you have decided not to leave the forum. I love reading your posts and have read them since day one... Just my two cents, off topic because I recall reading a thread this week about you thinkin to leave... I hope not
Thank you and rest assured Angel in Disguise, I'm here for the long haul after the response I got from Avalonians on my idea of leaving.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:55 AM   #10
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Thank you and rest assured Angel in Disguise, I'm here for the long haul after the response I got from Avalonians on my idea of leaving.
Good!! So our voices have been heard. Brinty for president!!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:18 PM   #11
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None of the following things which we consider to be essential to living, had been invented 150 years ago:

Cars, refrigerators, radios, AC electricity, telephones, television, PCs and the internet.

PCs became available 40 years ago while the internet has only been available to the public for 20 years. TV has been available for 80 years. Radios have been available for 120 years. Cars have been available only in the last 125 years. Telephones came into existence some 135 years ago. AC electricity has only been around for 115 years. Refrigerators have been available for 116 years.

To put it into perspective, four and five generations back, these thing were not in existence or the earliest inventions were only just becoming available. That's going back to your great, great, grandparents and possibly their parents.

Or, another point of view - 96% of the time since Christ was born, these things were unavailable.

We have a lot to re-learn about living life as it was lived for thousands of years.
On the other hand, we're still using some of the original ideas, like the wheel, the bow and arrow, wearing furs, using spears, and whatever else has survived the test of time.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:28 PM   #12
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let us not forget good

old fashioned morals and manners

like givin up a seat for an elderly ect

and holdin open a door ...

smillin at people on the street

knowin your neighbours

im a bit of topic here ...

but it feels appropriate tho...

the message being

one of simple pleasure

and conection to our brothers and sisters

in sharing , rather than out doing ...

and the im ok jack of today

trying to practice random act of kindness me self

lovin it makes me all warm n fuzzy
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:28 PM   #13
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I think it would be great if that happened
The dj sounds like a complete fear monger

...see it happens, yes...

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I'd rather not live in a time without any of these inventions.

I would prefer to see newer, possibly hidden technologies make these current technologies obsolete.
...with all those hidden technologies...in order to move forward, and not back...
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:31 PM   #14
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Thank you and rest assured Angel in Disguise, I'm here for the long haul after the response I got from Avalonians on my idea of leaving.
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hip hip horrayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:50 PM   #15
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I have often wondered what it would be like without technology, i love every new gadget when it comes on the market.
I would say though there not all good for you, re;mobile phone, microwaves and such but all technology is exciting i feel.

On the UK TV we have been shown a documentary type program where a family of the 21st century take up residence in a Victorian home, they dress, eat and live of those times.
They also had the Victorian farm, which showed how they actually farmed the land everything was done by hand, very hard work for labourers.
The outcome of that documentary was that the family loved it so much no child missed the TV, their computers or mobile phones.

In the Victorian home though the maid did all the work while the masters of the house had an easy time of it.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:32 PM   #16
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On the other hand, we're still using some of the original ideas, like the wheel, the bow and arrow, wearing furs, using spears, and whatever else has survived the test of time.
Right Dan, if something works, and it's simple, why replace it with something else?
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