The Information Age. Is this the first, or just the latest?

For people interested in the evolution of technology and so-called scientific progress, the Antikythera Mechanism doesn’t just provoke questions about history. Instead, it asks us to rethink the future. If the ancient Greeks and Romans managed to invent the precursor to information technology 2,000 years ago and then essentially forget about it, what does that say about the kinds of amazing advances we might be throwing away right now?

Read Annalee Newitz’ Techsploitation: This Is Not Progress. Previously from WNM: The Antikythera calendar “computer”

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