[LMB] FW: Betan Technological Superiority.
phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 17:12:38 -0800
On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 05:31:29PM -0600, Andrew Lambdin-Abraham wrote:
> On Monday, February 11, 2002, at 05:02 PM, Mandos D Shadowspawn Esq
> > This recalls something that has bugged me for some time. What is
> > the likelyhood of any one location having the edge in technology
> > for over 500 years?
> Well, it depends on what you're looking for. But I'd say the US has
And how you define "location". Western countries have had a tech lead
for the last 500 years. Japan got a piece of the action; Japan also
spent a lot of effort becoming Western. 19th century China had trouble
admitting inferiority even while being shot at.
And then there's that description of Earth: "...as technologically
advanced as Beta Colony..."
-xx- Damien X-)