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12.13.2011 , 06:41 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Heimskringla View Post
Pretty much this. We forgot how to build domes and make concrete here on Earth... just imagine what the war-torn galaxy far-far away has forgotten.

Also, there's an idea that once technology has advanced to a certain point, it become difficult to do more than make minor improvements upon it. It's sort of like a diminishing return.
I think this is more or less the case. They've reached a technological plateau where the kind of exponential improvements we're experiencing are just not possible.