How modern technologies have evolved from ancient roots?

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As we move further into the 21st century, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of all the new technologies and innovations that seem to be popping up every day.ย 

I mean, just look at all the cool stuff we have now - virtual reality, drones, self-driving cars, renewable energy sources. It's almost like every day brings something new and exciting ๐Ÿคฉ.ย 

But have you ever stopped to think about where these technologies come from, and how they have evolved over time? It's fascinating to draw parallels with these technologies to something that existed in the ancient times.

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๐Ÿš˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€

The use of horses or other animals to pull carts or carriages can be seen as a primitive form of autonomous transportation, as the animals were able to follow commands or take a predetermined path without direct human control.

๐Ÿ‘€ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†

The ancient Greeks and Romans used large circular paintings that were mounted on the walls of special buildings called "panorama rotundas." Viewers could stand in the center of the rotunda and look around at the painting, which created the illusion of being transported to another location.

๐Ÿš ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€

Historical Chinese records show, kites that were large in size were used for military purposes. Some were powerful enough to carry men up in the air to observe enemy movements, and others were used to signal messages over hostile forces.

๐Ÿ“ฆ ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€

Thousands of years ago, homing pigeons were used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans to carry messages and small documents across empires. Today we have GPS but pigeons used natural ability to navigate using the sun, the earth's magnetic field, and other cues.

โ™พ๏ธ ๐—›๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ (๐˜๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€)

The use of underground tunnels has a long history, multiple kingdoms from the past we know have already used underground passages as a way to enable secret and fast mobility for moving people or goods without being detected. Here we are once again looking at underground transportation systems as a solution to some of the challenges we face today.

What other examples can you think of where modern technologies have connections to the ancient past?

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