2000 years later, which modern character would survive in history and/or myth as

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    peter565posted 2 years ago

    2000 years later, which modern character would survive in history and/or myth as man or god?

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    Old-Empresarioposted 2 years ago

    Politicians, military leaders and explorers tend to get center-stage recognition from historians. If there was a major movement in historical hindsight, like the Renaissance or Enlightenment, then a number of scientists, philosophers, theologians, writers and artists get noticed. It's likely that 2,000 years from now, a 100 or 200 year separation will not be regarded as being very long. In 4015 AD for example 1815 and 2015 and everything in between will probably get lumped together just as we now do with 600 AD and 800 AD; or 2500 BC and 2300 BC. To put things into perspective, the reign of Ramses II was as ancient and remote to those living during the fall of the Roman Empire as the fall of the Roman Empire is to us today. And the building of the Pyramids at Giza was as ancient and remote to Ramses II as the events just mentioned to their respective earlier times. And those living during the fall of the Roman Empire would have thought of Julius Caesar (in terms of how many years ago) the same as we today think of Christopher Columbus.

    I suspect the mystique of the Bonapartes will grow and be lumped in as if we lived during Napoleon's time of conquest. The solidity of George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's place in history has become a fact of life. Odd to say now, but 2,000 years from now Hitler may be regarded by historians as some great conqueror. Monarchs always get into history books and so Elizabeth II will be remembered. Businessmen are rarely mentioned before the 19th Century. Only because he's the world's richest man, Bill Gates might have a solid position of being remembered. There really isn't any philosophical movement right now other than perhaps a tearing down of rights to creative content. Subjective information flows freely and sources are harder to pin down. There is only technology linked with communication that allows everyone to be heard and to attain celebrity status. Electrical engineers, web designers and programmers large and small are absolutely the people changing the world right now. It's hard to say if they will get individual credit and be named in a text 2,000 years from now.

 
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