Would a world disaster put us into the early development days of this country and for how long?
If for some reason there was a calamity that effected the world and drove us back ,perhaps, two hundred years. how long do you think it would take to regain our technology and with past inventions, come back up to where we are now in development?
Yes. I had a vision that very soon less than 70 yrs from now a bomb will be detonated which will destroy all things electrical, even many humans. This, I see will draw back civilisation to iron age. But the time we'll recover will not be so long. Then a new science would have been discovered. Science that uses anything sound waves to measure, build, repair and destroy.
Depending upon the severity of the setback, I would think that it would take a small fraction of the time to regain most of our earlier abilities in communication and industry. We have all the past inventiveness to use and much more for the future.
It would depend upon the world disaster. If a volcano occured, we could feel the effects for possibly years. There would still be ways of producing electricity, but not enough that we are used to. Our electronics might be worthless, yet American's might actually know the landscape around them and how to use our surroundings to learn and live.
I can't predict things like that, but I can say that we could never go back 200 years entirely in terms of our technological advancement. There are so many books available with practical applications that we could sort something out. I would argue that our philosophical and intellectual advancement in some respect has gone back 200 years already. Functionally and in a pragmatic sense, we are advancing every year as a species. But with the dogmatic professionalization of so many fields and with the increase of mass media, high art and imagination have almost disappeared entirely.
There's no clear answer to this question. Of course if the disaster were specified then the answer would increase in accuracy.
When you say "come back up to where we are now in development" I do not believe that we would ever return to current technological standings that we are at today. If a disaster was that horrible to send our infrastructure and technology back 200 years then the remaining survivors would not be able to cope for quite some time if ever. The only reason our current society works the way it does today is through the large population density. A global disaster wiping out the lines of production means that major production centers would fall into decay and for the first few decades many survivors would be only worried about surviving. No one will concern themselves with rebuilding society until they can meet their basic survival needs. So in effect such a disaster would send us back to the ages of early tribal communities in terms of society anyway.
Depends on who survives. Scientists have the knowledge to recreate technology. But if all the smart people die and the stupid survive, we're screwed.
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