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Re: Make Money from your Halloween Site

Post by Murfreesboro » Sat Jan 27, 2024 10:05 am

Have you ever wondered if our civilization might have been here before? Since childhood I've been teased by the idea that, maybe, all of our tech is not a new discovery, but maybe a rediscovery, and somehow (the flood? nuclear war?) we sent ourselves back to start from scratch.

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Post by Andybev01 » Sun Jan 28, 2024 4:18 am

Absolutely I do.

I think that society periodically collapses upon itself and anyone left standing goes feral and reverts to survival mode.

Warfare, plague, asteroids or some combination of catastrophic events push the big 'reset' button on mankind.

There are still millions of people in the world who live basic, sustenance level existences who would just carry on without us.

Maybe our dependence on electronic file keeping is our undoing.

The sum total of advanced technical knowledge erased and, post collapse, leaving books as the only chance of rebuilding.

After a time we could rebuild up to a point similar to the industrial revolution, but having reinvented the wheel, could we reinvent the digital processor?
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Post by Murfreesboro » Sun Jan 28, 2024 6:46 pm

Oh, I bet we could. Well, I couldn't, but somebody could and would.

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Post by Andybev01 » Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:12 pm

I'd probably devote my time to recreating Cheetos or diet Coke.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Wed Jan 31, 2024 7:52 am

Lol

I'm not sure what I'd miss most if I were suddenly to find myself in a collapsed world. I guess you'd have to find yourself allies in a great big hurry. Access to clean water would probably be the first hurdle.

You'd still need people to teach children how to read, so that the remaining books could be deciphered. How-to books would become paramount.

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Post by Andybev01 » Wed Jan 31, 2024 3:40 pm

Fortunately there are still thousands of physical libraries.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Thu Feb 01, 2024 7:35 am

Yes, although even those have embraced lots of digital copies. But I don't see them doing away with their physical volumes anytime soon.

If one of those electronic pulses were to happen, erasing our digital stiff, would tv still work? Would we be able to see live broadcasts, or hear live radio announcements? Would lights still turn on?

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Post by Andybev01 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:50 pm

No, no, no and, no.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:42 am

Well, that's comforting, lol. Back to what? The 18th century? Even the Victorians had gas lighting, I think. Printing presses would become popular. But where would the paper come from? I guess all our factories run on electricity.

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Post by Andybev01 » Sun Feb 04, 2024 3:06 pm

Elbow grease and time.

Besides, eventually, the population would be greatly diminished and there wouldn't be a need for so many copies of newspapers or books.

Sadly, the number one priority is going to be the removal and disposal of literally billions of corpses before anything else gets done.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:30 am

Yes, I suppose you're right. Like those Black Death cemeteries. Or maybe, they'd burn them.

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Post by Andybev01 » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:19 pm

Cremation is the most efficient and hygienic route but even post-disaster you need to factor in people's feelings and/or spiritual beliefs.

What's the point of rebuilding civilization if you can't factor in civility.
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Post by Murfreesboro » Tue Feb 06, 2024 4:57 pm

Wow, we've gotten dark! Then again, we are on a Halloween forum.

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Post by Andybev01 » Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:26 am

11 months 'til Christmas.

That's happy, right?
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Re: Make Money from your Halloween Site

Post by Murfreesboro » Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:33 pm

Yes, Christmas is happy. Unless you've been watching The Holdovers, in which case it is somewhat less than that.

At church we're getting ready for Lent. In the broader culture, I'm thinking about Valentine's Day. It's sort of a Hallmark holiday, but I'll take what I can get at the end of winter.

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