Re: retrograde technologies?
Sat, 29 May 1999 22:21:40 EDT

In a message dated 5/29/99 5:07:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< The latest Star Wars episode made me wonder: can technology
> go backwards? They seemed to imply technology was going
> violently aft. Can anyone think of an example, now or in any time
> past, where a society had it and later didn't? Descended from
> enlightenment to superstition? Would dark ages Europe qualify? spike >>

Of course the greatest legend of lost technology is the story of Atlantis. As far as lost technologies that we know of for certain, there is Stone Henge and the pyramids. The technology that built them and brought them to their locations is a mystery.