Roman Aqueducts - Copying Lost Technology? ~ Universal Ramblings
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Roman Aqueducts - Copying Lost Technology?

The other day there was a show on about how Rome used gravity to move sewage through their Aqueducts. I thought about today's technology, and wondered why Rom had gone to such trouble.

Why? Because it was beneficial. Eliminating waste is a good thing. But I wondered why Rome went to such great lengths. I like to think Rome did so because it was excellent, and that any person, group, or nation can reacquire that same inspiration and do great things of their own.

But then I wondered, what if humans reached modern technology previously? What if sewage elimination was taken for granted before The Cataclysm? And what if the survivors wanted to recapture that luxury, even thought the technology had been lost? Maybe Rome did what they did to recapture some semblance of normalcy after the world was devastated through unknown means.

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