If you are a tech lover, you must love exploring the histories of different techs. The world has improved for hundreds of years with the inventions of new technologies; many technologies have also been upgraded.
But, in the process of evolution, we have also lost many of these fine technologies. We have never had another “to the moon mission” since 1972; we can’t anymore make Damascus steel, polaroid cameras are almost lost; can we still make Roman concrete?
Many technologies and knowledge behind them have gone lost. This article will focus on a selected few. So, if you are interested, you can continue reading.
1. Polaroid Photos
Maybe some of us still use them, but polaroid cameras and the photos taken by them are out of trend. Smartphones are here to replace them with a quick snap of any moment you want. You can indeed take photos with digital cameras. But the polaroid cameras allow you to take and print photos instantly.
We can still use the polaroid cameras and take some dreamy photos instead of going for all the colorful and detailed digital photos. Some Polaroid cameras are still, but they don’t have the same feel as the classic and the old ones.
2. Stradivari Violin
Violin is one of the best musical instruments when it comes to producing heartfelt melodies. But they don’t make them as good as in the old days anymore. After the Stradivari family, no one has been able to make violins as capable as them. There are around 600 Stradivari violins existing in the world, and they are known for making the best sound in the world.
These violins are unparalleled in quality which is the reason for each of them costing around a million dollars. If we still had the same craftsmanship of the Stradivari, we clouds would still make better violins.
Silphium is not a technology per se. But it was a medicine for birth control that Romans used for years. Its contraceptive properties were amazing. But sadly, the plant was extinct due to overharvesting. Silphium only grew in limited places in the North of Africa. It was very important to the Romans, so much so that they made a coin with it as a motive. Read More: Uae Universe, Uae Today, UkOpedia, Uk Inspiration, Unconventional USA, Insights Of America
4. The Iron Pillar In Delhi
Have you heard of the iron that does not rust? Well, there is one in Delhi. The Iron pillar in Delhi has been around for 1500 years and has not gotten any rust. We can make steel, and steel does not rust. But this is a plain and simple iron-made pillar.
Scientists found it fascinating how the ancient Indian craftsmen were skilled in making irons that didn’t rust. It is unimaginable the depth of knowledge they had about metal.
5. The Stone Cutting Techniques of The Incas
The Inca civilization did not have any access to metal equipment. Yet they cut smooth and artistic-looking stones and made walls that look incredible. These walls have no cement to hold them together, yet their formations are made so strong through master stone cutting.
The Incas did not use any metal tools to cut the stones. Also, the stones are large in size, so it is also unimaginable how they transported those stones. The modern world could still use the stone-cutting technologies that the Incas had. Read Also: Singapore News Hub, Singapore Journals, News Profy, Tech Mag News, Plus LIfestyle, True Health Tips
With the fleeting nature of time and the human nature to modify, we have lost some precious technologies and skills. Indeed better things have come to replace them; the modern time could still use some of these old technologies.
I hope you found this piece of article interesting; if there are any queries, you can ask in the comment.