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Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 5. Mai 2019 15:00
von david77
Hello everyone,

I was thinking about an interesting book/movie/show concept. Go back in time and give modern technology to civilizations in the past, such as the Roman Empire or kingdoms in the middle ages. It would be interesting to see how their civilizations adapt to it, as well as how it would influence our current society. Taking modern technology to the past would essentially start the industrial age hundreds of years sooner.

Has anyone heard of any science fiction that explores this concept? The only thing I can think of is Terra Nova, where they send a community to dinosaur times because present earth is too polluted to live in.

thank you!

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 5. Mai 2019 15:43
von L.N. Muhr
Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 5. Mai 2019 15:50
von L.N. Muhr
Here's the thing: GIVE IT to them doesnt mean UNDERSTANDING it. Give a cave man a mircowave ... he can only use it to sit on it. What you have to give is understanding, basically teach it to them. The farther the distance between the two understandings of technology, the more teching you need. So if you set out to bring a cave man a rocket ship, nothing will happen, but if you bring him the fire, he will adapt to it very fast.

So when you say, industrial age will start sooner this way, I seriously doubt that. All our use of modern technology is based on some sort of grasping of what we use, why we use it and how we use it. That doesnt mean, we understand, how all these things work, especially not in the details. But we know, what a car is, what it does, what we can do with it and what we have to do, if it doesnt work. All things we have UNDERSTOOD, and the people before us have understood, so whe have a civilizationwide understanding of it. Without that,we would be helpless.

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 5. Mai 2019 17:52
von Naut
Dirk van den Boom: Kaiserkrieger Series
Julian May: Pliocene Exile Series

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 5. Mai 2019 18:31
von Khaanara
Naut hat geschrieben:
5. Mai 2019 17:52
Dirk van den Boom: Kaiserkrieger Series
The Emperor's Men

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 6. Mai 2019 21:28
von Jorge
david77 hat geschrieben:
5. Mai 2019 15:00
Hello everyone,

I was thinking about an interesting book/movie/show concept. Go back in time and give modern technology to civilizations in the past, such as the Roman Empire or kingdoms in the middle ages. It would be interesting to see how their civilizations adapt to it, as well as how it would influence our current society. Taking modern technology to the past would essentially start the industrial age hundreds of years sooner.

Has anyone heard of any science fiction that explores this concept?
Lyon Sprague de Camp
Das Mittelalter findet nicht statt / Vorgriff auf die Vergangenheit (Lest Darkness Fall)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lest_Darkness_Fall

Wolfgang Jeschke
Der letzte Tag der Schöpfung (The Last Day of Creation)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Day_of_Creation

Howard Waldrop
Ihre Gebeine (Them Bones)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Them_Bones_(novel)

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 6. Mai 2019 22:46
von Jorge
david77 hat geschrieben:
5. Mai 2019 15:00
The only thing I can think of is Terra Nova, where they send a community to dinosaur times because present earth is too polluted to live in.
Charles L. Harness
Krono
http://www.sf-gateway.com/?s=Krono

http://www.scifinet.org/scifinetboard/i ... angenheit/

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 7. Mai 2019 18:38
von Gast09
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Gast09

Re: Taking modern technology to the past

Verfasst: 7. Mai 2019 19:44
von Jorge
david77 hat geschrieben:
5. Mai 2019 15:00
Hello everyone,

I was thinking about an interesting book/movie/show concept. Go back in time and give modern technology to civilizations in the past, such as the Roman Empire or kingdoms in the middle ages. It would be interesting to see how their civilizations adapt to it, as well as how it would influence our current society.

Has anyone heard of any science fiction that explores this concept?
Paul J. Nahin
Ein Geschenk für Newton (Newton's Gift)
http://williamflew.com/omni4d.html