Rediscovered yes, but could it make economic sense. If most oil/gas technology was lost (including the production drilling rigs, refineries and distribution logistics) could a new technology emerge. Or do you need oil 20 ft below the surface to start the technology?
It is interesting that if you go off road near here you can find old oil technoruins -- brick stills etc. The start of the modern energy economy. Would this be possible if the oil was not close to the surface?
At 08:15 PM 6/4/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I think knowledge could always be repeated even if lost. In time, it is
>bound to be rediscovered.
>Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
>"Nanotechnology: solutions for the future."
>>At 05:17 PM 5/29/99 EDT, Evmick wrote:
>>>this is an interesting point.. I'm wondering that with the advent of full
>>>blown nanotech will this argument go away?
>>Will nanotech evolve some sort of holographic memory of what is built? Some
>>sort of distributed memory over billions of small processors, highly
>>redudndant - even if a continent's worth of nanoassemblers were destroyed,
>>others could be tapped to recreate the entire database.
>>Assuming that anyone is around to use the data, of course...
Ralph Lewis, Professor of Management and Human Resources College of Business
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California