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Lost tech: things we invented and then forgot

It’s easy to think of technology as an onward march of incremental progress, each development building on what came before. It’s easy to think everything we’ve ever known has been put to use in making something new and everything we use is as advanced as it can get.

It would now seem unimaginable that an archaeological discovery could be more technologically advanced than the society that unearthed it, but that’s not always been the case.

Below, I’ll take you on a brief tour of advanced bits of technology we developed — and then lost.

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