Living through Historical Turning Points

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Last week I wrote about how the future will see the era we live in today, and I explained how I believe the future will see our time as a big turning point.

I wanted to expand a little bit on the idea of a “turning point”. Turning points are terms used after the event in question has occurred – a term used to create an easy dividing point between one era and another.

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How will the future see events happening today?

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Sometimes I like to think of how history books in the future will look back on the era we live in today.

Looking back through history it is clear the era we live in now is a period of intense change.

Historical societies can remain relatively unchanged over certain periods for centuries. Romans in the 1st century would recognise and feel comfortable with Romans in the 5th century.

Yet how comfortable would we be if we were transported back to the 1600s?

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Video: history of the entire world, i guess

It’s not often I’m so excited to see a video pop up in my subscription feed on YouTube.

After seeing The History of Japan by bill wurtz a few months ago, and being astonished at how quickly 9 minutes seemed to pass by, I was excited to see if there were any other other similar videos. At the time, I was disappointed to not find any.

This has now changed! “history of the entire world, i guess” is nearly 20 minutes long but it felt like I only spent 3 or 4 minutes watching it. It is so enjoyable.

I implore you to watch this video when you have the time. It is so good. I cannot recommend it enough.

It is not surprising in the least that it has smashed the record for the most upvoted post of all time on reddit.com/r/videos.

SpaceX Reusable Rocket Program

I am a space enthusiast. I cannot get enough of anything relating to space, and follow new developments in mankind’s endeavour to explore space with great enthusiasm.

Right now is a great time to be excited about space –technological developments considered crazy only a few years ago are becoming standard operating procedure.

To me the most fascinating public example of new space technology is SpaceX’s reusable launch system development program.

 

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The first successful landing of a main stage in December 2015.

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Introduction

I have decided to keep a blog, to detail my thoughts and musings, or to share interesting things I have learnt throughout my travels across the internet, or in my day-to-day life.

There are things that stumble into my mind that, without writing it down somewhere, would be lost.

While noting it down for personal, private use somewhere, like on my phone, is definitely better than nothing, why not keep a public blog? I can collate various topics I find interesting in one place, a place that can be viewed by anyone.

Thinking about it, I should have started a blog a long time ago, but hey, better late than never.

I hope you find something that interests you here.

Welcome to my blog!