quinta-feira, junho 05, 2008


Esta citação de um relatório da NASA (de 1966) que encontrei no livro "The Social Atom" de Mark Buchanan, ajuda a pôr as coisas em perspectiva:
"eight hundred life spans can bridge more than 50,000 years. But of these 800 people, 650 spent their lives in caves or worse; only the last 70 had any truly effective means of communicating with one another, only the last 6 ever saw a printed word or had any real means of measuring heat or cold, only the last 4 could measure time with any precision; only the last 2 used an electric motor; and the vast majority of the items that make up our material world were developed within the life span of the 800th person."

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