Re: Theos-World 2012-The Future of Mankind
Feb 14, 2007 07:59 PM
In a message dated 2/14/2007 6:25:03 PM Central Standard Time,
Dr David Brewster gives a glowing description of several automata, and the
eighteenth century takes pride in that masterpiece of mechanical art, the
"flute player of Vaucanson."
There have interesting toys throughout history, some of them rather large
like the temple gadgets invented by Hero of Alexandria, but lacking the
supporting technology they could never be more than interesting curiosities.
The Romans had a primitive steam engine but could never translate it into
heavy machinery because they did not have steel mills.
Technology does not exist in a vacuum.
Chuck the Heretic
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