Thanks to the inspiration from Lucy we have a good topic for a post !
If historical figures were to travel to our time just what would they make of the world in which we live ?
Obviously , there are huge advances and amazing technology but has everything changed and if so is it all for the better ?
Quite what somebody who had only ever travelled in a wooden cart would make of a jet plane is unimaginable.
Would their mind be able to even deal with the changes ?
The biggest changes that spring immediately to my mind are transport and communication.
Much of what we have today is simply more advanced than before but intrinsically much the same.
The Romans gave us proper buildings, tiled roofs, sanitation, central heating and hot water for hygiene.
Somehow though I think Caesar would be less impressed with a mobile phone than we should be of his achievements !
This is an expansive topic once you start thinking about it and I’m struggling to keep the post at a manageable length that people will read.
A: What’s got better ?
B: What’s got worse ?
C: What’s hardly changed at all ?
How about some ideas that fit into the above 3 categories ?
Here are some of mine - feel free to share yours
A: Medicine, travel, communication and education
B: Much of the food we eat, the countryside and land around us, selfishness, lack of firm leadership
C: War, religion, people still starve to death, many people still cannot read and write in Britain
This post feels like it could go on forever but I’ll not weary your eyes in the first instance.
I suppose when looking back at things, be it a couple of years, decades or centuries, some things will look better and others worse.
Given that evolution has continued and technical advances have been mind-blowing the only real question for me is …
Are we where we should be and have we done the best for mankind with the opportunities we’ve had ?
Thanks again to Lucy - there’s a gold mine of interest of offshoots here
All the best