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Tom3 comments on Archimedes's Chronophone - Less Wrong

20 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 March 2007 05:43PM

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Comment author: Tom3 23 March 2007 10:44:22PM 14 points [-]

I would make an argument for the importance of space exploration and colonisation, on the assumption that in Archimedes' time this would be heard as an argument in favour of naval expansion. Since the greeks were seafaring people anyway, Archimedes might be convinced to push for a great greek colonisation program. Who knows? They could reach the far east, or even the americas. The age of global trade might begin two thousand years earlier.

Comment author: Raw_Power 31 October 2010 04:54:21PM 5 points [-]

Alexander tried this by land. It didn't work out, but it did leave us Hellenism.