Question by stpaulsabres: How did the fall of Rome affect society today?
If you think about it, ancient Greek and Roman cultures had a lot of technological advancements that were way ahead of their times. Things like running water, heated and cooled water, and other stuff. But after its fall, society entered the “Dark ages” for about 1000 years (until about 1300).
Do you ever wonder what society would be like today if Rome would have continued to grow and prosper? Do you think we could possibly be 1000 years in the future, technology wise?
Answer by Stephen Frankosky
Obviously it seems that if Rome had not fallen, the Roman empire would have continued to expand as well as influence its surrounding cultures. Technologically, there is certainly a great possibility that we could be more advanced had Rome not fallen, however I believe there would’ve been a greater effect on the politics, religions, and customs of all the countries in the world. However to your question about whether or not we would be 1000 years wiser in technology, I do not. Maybe a little more than half a century advanced, there will always be slight haults in the movement towards technological perfection (which I believe does not exist), so therefore I think we would be more knowledgable, just not as much as you pictured.
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