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Old 11-17-2019, 09:08 AM   #46
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:29 AM   #47
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What could the next quantum leap be? Maybe a neurolinguistic biological computer chip implanted in the brain to grant direct access to data without using the medium of written/symbolic text?
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:51 AM   #48
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This may seem like an obvious point however civilization as we know could not have developed without a system of written transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next. There was probably a few nomadic cultures in existence not so long ago who may not have fully utilized writing but passed on their cultural heritage through oral tradition, cultural artificats or the medium of language itself.
Many of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia were not nomadic, had established villages and long-standing agriculture/aquaculture fields and structures and land management practices. They were grinding grain and baking bread long before anyone in the Middle East or Europe was. They had (and still have) incredibly complex and generationally-transmitted knowledge and stories though oral tradition, songs, dance, and visual art.
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Old 11-18-2019, 01:23 PM   #49
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Many of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia were not nomadic, had established villages and long-standing agriculture/aquaculture fields and structures and land management practices. They were grinding grain and baking bread long before anyone in the Middle East or Europe was. They had (and still have) incredibly complex and generationally-transmitted knowledge and stories though oral tradition, songs, dance, and visual art.
Being geographically isolated perhaps the aboriginals felt less pressure to resort to alternate modes of preserving culture to remain culturally sophisticated. In contrast, many in western society are paradoxially becoming culturally primitive. You can see such modern primitives plugged into devices oblivious of the external world, incapable of critical thinking skills and awash in a dystopian societal sea of sensory overload.
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The whole Vorkosigan series, by Lois McMaster Bujold. I only discovered them in 2010 or 12 ish, but have already read the series twice. I ran into a reference recently and now feel it's time for another read.
Well, your post awakened a craving in me to re-read the Vorkosigan series too (it's almost 20 years since I read it). So I started a week ago. And it's as good as I remember.

"Dear God, Miles. Metzov—Oser—Ungari—all in a row—you sure are hard on your commanding officers. What are you going to do when the time comes to let them all out?"
Miles shook his head mutely. "I don't know."

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Many of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia were not nomadic, had established villages and long-standing agriculture/aquaculture fields and structures and land management practices. They were grinding grain and baking bread long before anyone in the Middle East or Europe was. They had (and still have) incredibly complex and generationally-transmitted knowledge and stories though oral tradition, songs, dance, and visual art.
Also, the following book might be an interesting read.

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Pictures From My Memory is a compelling and accessible autobiographical account of Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis’ life as a Ngaatjatjarra woman from the Australian Western Desert.

Born in the bush at the time of first contact between her family and White Australians, Ellis’s vivid personal reflections offer both an historical record and profound emotional insight into her unique experience of being woven between cultures — her Aboriginal community and the Western worlds.

The book is preceded by an introduction and followed by an anthropological overview of Ngaatjatjarra culture by anthropologist Laurent Dousset.
https://aiatsis.gov.au/publications/...ok-epub-kindle
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