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How people at the past survive without technology?

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What do you mean in the past? Not everywhere has electricity or computers. People currently survive just fine without them.

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Surprisingly well. I often wonder if some of our younger kids can imagine a world without the Internet.
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Heck, even -I- have trouble imagining a world without Internet, anymore, and I lived in one for most of my life.
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What do you think about village people? Or people who live in mountains? They still exist, you know. They even live longer than us.

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They had good grammer.

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Because technology didn't exist, they didn't feel like they were missing out on something.

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I would say people past they're time reading or doing other activities to pass the time. Music was very popular before the radio was invented. Playing the fiddle or piano or guitar. I would have to say if I lived in those days before technology took over I would probably have become a musical virtuoso since I have a musical background now

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Yes, and not kind of "music" that made by software.
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Exactly sanompas no house or techno
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I mean salonpas
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They were happy with what they had. They dint know what technology is.

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They worked together, nieghbor helping nieghbor. They used thier hands alot more and made thier own items. They were alot tougher back then for sure

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They worked much harder, and many of them didn't survive. However, what is technology? Making a fire or using bow and arrow is already technology, and we do this for a long, long time already.

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Define technology? To be truly technology free you would need to go back past the invention of the wheel. Steam engines which have been around for over 300 years are a form of technology. Just because electronics are the thing now, doesn't mean there was technology before.

And if you are talking about todays electronics, I will tell you they got a long with less stress, and more sleep. They were generally healthier because they actually got up and did things, instead of being a slave to their smart phone. They also had better social skills because they actually talked face to face.

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Very True!!
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I think in past life people do lots of hard-work and that's the big reason they live for so many years. In this time people are technology addicted they can't live without gadgets. I also think that in old times they spent time with them family and play some games.

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They survived very happily and had much more face to face human contact.

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Good morning! ;-)
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Hey Ravin. I had to work this morning, got started and then the rain and thunder came.
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It stormed here, for just a little while, then passed. It's pretty outside, now. Tell me what you're working on. Are you working for cookies again? Lol
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No, no cookies this time. I'm working for cold cash this time. These are long time customers of mine, we go way back. I have to install crown molding in one of their bedrooms, which I couldn't do today because of the rain. I did replace two broken panes of glass and bolted down a patio enclosure to the concrete patio before the rains came.
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Good! We can use the money, for our trip to Scotland.
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I'm already packed.
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They had "technology". It wasn't near the level we enjoy today but there were advances in science, manufacturing, agriculture, industry, etc. all along the way that made life at that time better. Most people have more power in their smart phone than what was capable on the computers that took men to the moon. It's all about doing the most with what you have.

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They used AOL =/

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lol! *snort*
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Even in my lifetime I've seen enormous changes.
There were 40 houses in my street but only three people drove cars. A few even had telephones. We all walked in and out and everybody knew everybody. We were a community.
There was no TV in Australia but we did have wireless (hadn't begun calling it radio, yet). It was far more varied with much more entertainment than today's radio, which has had to drop most of the drama and comedy in favour of music and talk-back.
As families we were likely to play board games or cards of an evening. We even talked to each other and *golly* we even read books.
We had a working blacksmith in my suburb (only 6 miles from the Sydney CBD) and there were still horse troughs filled with water, though not very many horses.
There were no supermarkets. We had grocery stores where goods were kept in large sacks and had to be weighed by hand and sold in little brown paper bags.

Of course, I'm talking about the 1940s so we still had lots of mod cons. In the previous century there were less. If you want to know how people lived in that time read Mark Twain. They used their brains and imagination instead of having everything handed to them on a plate.

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Woo! There should be an Ask category just for asking Q's to us old codgers!
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In my small US town, I remember when they delivered huge ice blocks for the "icebox", before we got an actual electric refrigerator. Not a horse drawn wagon (I'm not THAT old), but a hay-packed truck van, nonetheless.
Milk and butter delivered daily to the back door (farm butter in pound blocks, yum).
I remember the ancient party-line and live operator phone system getting replaced with rotary dial phones and a switchboard (excitement!), and all of a sudden you had to remember a new prefix number plus your own 3-digit phone number (consternation!).
Then there was the coal furnace and having a pile of hard coal routinely dumped down a chute to the house's cellar.
Or the grocery store (like you, no supermarket), that had the bins of different grains, rice, sugar, coffee, flours, and weight scales and many sizes of thick brown paper and bags.
"Brown paper packages tied up with strings" wasn't just a lyric phrase from a "Sound of Music" song, eh?
Did your feed & grain store smell really great? I loved that smell. Plus the baby chicks, ducks, and piglets sold every Spring.
Dang, am I that old? -- Don't answer that!! :D
Ah well. Nice memories, but give me my Internet and IPhone. Old times were good, but like you I've watched the tech evolution over the last few decades. Some things are worse, some are way way better.
I love those TV commercials where the 12 year old kids are watching the 8 year olds kids playing with the latest electronics, and sighing that "kids today have it SOOO easy! In MY day ..."
LOL!!
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Heh, remember dating in our day? And how you'd get away with being out with your honey past curfew because the car 'stalled' or 'ran out of gas' -- and there were no pay phones for miles so you couldn't call home?
Poor kids today haven't got that excuse anymore, with cellphones!! Hee!
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I mean .... "Awwww, too bad ..."
(Grin)
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Even in my younger years, being in a colony also, things moved slower, and a lot of what you mention was still the norm. We loved our Radio programmes,
Seven on the dot saw us huddled around to hear "klokje van Seven" - clock at seven; and there would always be a Anansi Tori! On weekends, board games! Fun!
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Yeh, when listening to radio people were generally all in the same room at the same time. Usually a fun thing, but I also remember arguments on whose program we'd be listening to, if there was a conflict. Same with TV when there were no DVRs to time-shift with, but now people often watch at separate times or in separate rooms, anyway, even with recorded programs.
Sigh. The good vs. the bad, as always.
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Thanks for sharing, folks. Good memories from a time that's as far from modern life as Hansel and Gretel.

And, yes, our ice WAS delivered by horse and cart.
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Hahaha!! As a kid, I was disappointed that they'd "modernized" their operation and gotten rid of the horses a few years before me.
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You make me feel so young.....You make me feel like spring has sprung....................................................................................................................................
Yeah and even when I'm old and gray
I'm gonna feel the way I do today
'Cause you make me feel so, yeah when I feel so
You make feel so young today, you make feel so young.
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Mat you stay forever young...:-).
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Awwww, and then people sing to you, on Ask! I'd sing back atya, but I can't carry a tune in a bucket!
What a nice place ..
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And isn't my "voice" amazing???

*<];0)
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Verily, it is, indeed. Haha!
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And where do you hail form Land? You said you are a yank like myself....(and you used one of my favorite words...I just cannot pull it of..."verily")
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Yup, Illinois.
And I use "horrid", too. Just has a ring to it. Or I make up words, which is fun and easier than reaching for the thesaurus when I get bored with the usual ones, ha!
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Oh use "horrid" as well!!! Making up words is so much fun!
"land sakes" is a favorite that I cannot pull off either....
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And I kinda figured you might be a fellow yank - being a bald eagle, and all. Oops, not that you are "bald"!
Mighty fine feathers. Mighty fine.
And sharp beak.
And sharp talons, I imagine.
Um, yep, mighty fine!
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I'm apparently a fish, here.
Let me know if you get hungry.
I'll just swim ~ ~ ~ over that way.
:D
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I prefer salmon...can't tell what you are, but you appear to be safe....
oh and technically "bald" means "white" so I am okay with the moniker ;0)

oh and my feathers thank you....
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Whew. Safe then, ok.
Not sure what I am, either.
But like most fish, I apparently look perpetually surprised. LandSakes!
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I often wonder about that, myself.
People made amazing things, out of necessity. I once saw a museum exhibit of ancient door locks, of all things. The earliest were very clever concoctions of rope and wood, and later they added iron pins and clever latches. Quite complicated, for such simple materials. One had a series of differently sized rope knots that had to be threaded (unseen) through different sized holes in a metal "lock" before the rope would open the latch. If you forgot the sequence of knot sizes, no entry!
I love to watch TV shows about how people lived in past eras, or about people in remote areas of the current day. -- Like seeing a Mongolian yak herder riding his horse, and entering his ancient-style yurt (hide and fabric-covered, carpet-over-dirt floored, round structure) and getting on his generator-powered computer (!!!) to check current market prices for a new goat way off in the city.
I love it.
People had just as much cleverness and ingenuity thousands of years ago as we do today. It's just that we're lucky enough to be working with the vast accumulated knowledge and hard work of generations of clever people, who had to find "a better way" to do something, as we still do today.
Wish I could see what will have changed a couple of hundred years from now. Might be someone will have figured out how to heal people internally without chemicals or cutting them open -- like they do on Star Trek?
If it can be imagined ....

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Love your example of the Mongolian herder!
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Isn't it a hoot?
I didn't even mention the travel show I saw where they were on a very long trek by camel caravan (terrain where no cars could go), and at one point the lead guide whipped out a cellphone with battery pack attached and a long antenna -- just to check their GPS location in the desert!
I just love that kind of mixed old & new technology.
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Good stuff, LandSakes. Even so, I don't want to go back and do it all again. As far as I'm concerned, THESE are the good old days.
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Ha! I think you're right, Dodgy!
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Although I am not far behind you all in age, I have never yearned for the good ole days. I think the future can only get better. Your life is what you make it. If you choose to wallow in what was...you will never enjoy what is.
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Today is good, tomorrow who knows?
There's a difference between wallowing and fond remembrance,don't you think ynp?.
Times where what they were, no more no less...:-).
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Maybe I need to be older then.... ;0)
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Yep! We all need to get much older!!
I'll drink to that!
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No rush ynp!! Time waits for no Woman, Man, nor Eagle! he,he...
I'll bow to that LandSakes, and leave the Single Malt to you!:-).
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.....fond remembrance isn't so bad ( Yummmmm fresh milk delivered to your door!!!).....just would never "wish for the good ole days"...
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When we were little, we always had to make peach ice cream at grandma's house every year (she had 4 peach trees).
She had the ice cream maker that you had to manually turn. We HATED turning that damn thing...but GOLLY was the ice cream yummy!!!! Much better than anything you can buy.

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Witt: Do you make mango ice cream or mango sorbet????
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Ha, my grandma made crank ice cream too, for a bit. Nice stuff.
But I was too young to crank long enough, my mom refused (heh), so it was left to the men. But, when they started a drinking game while singing and cranking, grandma threw a fit, and started buying store-bought ice cream, evermore. End of an era, sadly. ;)
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Mmmm peaches.
Mmmm mango.
Mmmm sorbet.
Yup, hungry now.
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Witt has a mango tree in her yard.....I think she should make us some. She has coconuts too. Do you want coconut ice cream?
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Nah, coconuts ok, I mean the flavor's great. But those little shavings get stuck in my teeth.
But mango? With or without shavings-free coconut milk? Oh yeah!
All I've got access to is mulberry trees. Getting pretty dang tired of those.
If I could upload those to ask, I'd give'm away to everybody.
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Mango & Yogurt smoothies ynp, or Mango-Papaya-Banana-Kalamansi-Gauva, you name it.. smoothies.:). The Coconut? For the Dogs.. they don't share.. LoL!!
Actually, we drink or cook with the liguid of the young coconut, once you've used that, it doesn't form the flesh which you are used to eating or from which the coconut "juice" you are used to comes.( the white "flesh" is grated, pressed and mixed with water to get that...very different flavours).
I could make some great Ice cream for you from any of the above or combo you'd like though, fly on over!:-).
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Don't know how to make sorbet...:(.
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Mango ice cream is good for me...don't need all the other stuff in it....
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Okaydoky! One batch of THE best MANGO ice cream coming up! :-).
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I had to look up kalamansi, but I'm in!
Sounds tasty!
Smoothies are niiiice.
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mmmmmmmmMANGOoooooooo
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I'd ask to hitch a ride down there with the eagle, but even though she says she eats salmon, I don't know how tasty I might be (whatever kind of fish I am).
She might get peckish somewhere over Jamaica.
I'll take a rain check, for now.
Thanks for the invite, tho. :D
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It is a long flight from California...I may get VERY hungry.....
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Weeell, we got more than just Mango! There's chickens roaming all over, deer in the back, goat and sheep down the road, and even Donkey three houses up!
As Appetizer there's Mice,Mongoose, and a gazillion lizards...
Lotsa food for a Magnificent Eagle! :-).
Just in case though.. will make lotsa Mango Ice Cream! LoL!!
LandSakes, ynp would not eat you! You might end up swimming part of the way.. should she get to hungry and dive for a snack... ha,ha...
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...yessss...swordfish is on the way there.......
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True dat! lotsa them.
Am off to bed.. ya'll have a good night! :-).
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flying to my nest........nighty night......
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Hahaha, as long as I'm not the in flight snack. A nice swim I can handle.
G'night all!
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They had lower expectations as to how much could be accomplished in one day. There was more concern for doing it right than doing it fast. Labor was cheap, so time was not the issue that it is now.

My son is an engineer and explained bridge building back in the day compared to bridge building now. Back then they did not have the technology to basically build a bridge as a CAD model and plan out all the stresses and load requirements, so they made an educated guess, and then multiplied that by about 10. Consequently, bridges built then seem to fail less than they do now because they didn't worry so much about how much material or labor was involved (the price of materials was tied to low wages), and just took the time needed to over-produce the bridge with many tons more material and fittings than was actually needed. Now, bridges have to be designed for economy, so they are built to exacting specifications which meet, but do not exceed, the current and foreseeable loads. We have seen some spectacular bridge failures in the last couple of years because the current load requirements exceeded what was foreseen.

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I never knew that about bridge building....wow what you can learn here sometimes!!!! :0)
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Agree, very interesting!
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Me too. Very interesting!
I'm never going to complain when they divert traffic to "repair" a bridge, again!
It's amazing how those ancient (but much shorter) stone bridges in Europe are still standing and in use.
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Just look at the ancient indians. The had all the knowledge with them encrypted in the form of Vedas, Upanishads and mythology. The, even at the lack of technology, used their intuition to survive.The knowledge we think that is discovered today was known to indians some 2000 years ago.

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people at that time also survived because they dont have any greed , they dont want more and more . but today in our generation we are greedy we want more and more .

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Something people seem not to have picked up on is that people DIDN'T survive, at least not as well as they do today. Technology has allowed us to save a great many lives from infection, disease and injury. Far fewer women and babies die in childbirth in societies with advanced technology. Technology can maintain good health and is constantly increasing the average human lifespan as it progresses. Technology allows us to study health and monitor behaviour accordingly - drug use for example. Many previously incurable or untreatable diseases are now curable or treatable.

People did not live as long, and had much bleaker chances of surviving diseases or injuries in the absence of technology. The human race still survived, because we reproduced more (no technology means limited contraception, also more children were conceived to make up for death rates). We have also proved to be a resourceful and tenacious species over the millenia.

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In the past there is no need of technology as the nature was so delight and nature helped the people a lot.And the people also were so good to each other and there were no money available as like now.Daily wages will be enough for their food alone.If you people interested in vedic astrology visit http://www.astronumber.com/

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They did not survive. Everybody who was alive 150 years ago is now dead.

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How can we survive without blasters, or flying saucers? They lived less long as we did, 100 years ago the lifespan was 47 years, because of dirty food habits, bad medicinal uses, and wars. There were many fewer of 'them', too.

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in past people have natural expereince to know something.they think.they discover.there is no technology in the past.they survive betther without technolgy.

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I think technology is not all thing....in past they depend on their minds..The human mind was used in an average of 50%, but now it reach to .1% .. people in the past are the cause of the advancement of technology now

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demand increase with increase in facilities in our surrounding ask from ur grandfather how u did communication when there were no any mobile phones

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