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

  1. profile image54
    peter565posted 3 years ago

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

  2. Old-Empresario profile image80
    Old-Empresarioposted 3 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.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)