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Old 02-17-2006, 05:30 AM   #21
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I think i would be......very bored! even more so than i am now!!!
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I think i would be......very bored! even more so than i am now!!!
Well u would find something to do.

I think that I'd get better grades at school, and spend more time infront of the TV. Probably would read more books too.
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IM not sure but I think a n64 is a computer... games are basically huge sets of equations that you can control. So you would not be playing 64 or nes for that matter... we wouldn’t have gone to the moon. And we would probably still have manual switchboards for phones and telegraph would still be a good 2nd alternative our cars would still get 5 mpg. If there were no computer we would not be talking ships that bring oil over would get lost in storms and probably would not be that big. We probably would have tapped into Alaska’s oil reserves too. Information about species on the verge would never really get around. And well medicine would be not so great. We would not have CD players or calculators. Cell phones would be a dream. Satellite TV or communication would be impossible.

btw there would be no tv that is a computer of sorts...

i could go on if you like.
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there would be TV... just not the sort of TV we have nowadays with TV guides and interactive services etc...
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Dude she's right. Technically the first ELECTRIC computer was made in the 40's with Alan Turring's good help. It was used to crack German U-boat codes. I did a whole 6 page essay on it.
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Just think without computers there would be no nuclear weapons. Or germ warfare
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Just think without computers there would be no nuclear weapons. Or germ warfare
And why is that?
Those kind of weapons just wouldn't be as advanced as they are now, but there most likely would be less advanced versions.
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no no tv its another electronic device that functions off a computer chip... its sent a signal and it dosne the dirty deed to it. it went mechinacla computers like the german code writer/encoder to the vaccume tube to the transistor to the multi transistor then micro processor ect... so no there would be like no tv... unless we are talking film and what not may be movies with sound at best or you bet the days shows in a stack of film on your door step...
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first television broadcast 1925 (http://kinema.uwaterloo.ca/hills961.htm)
first computer 1943...


yes, there would be TV even without computers...
although admitidly... with out computer aided mass production, TV's would be a lot more expensive.
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hmm very intersting well i guess we jsut wouldent have hd...

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And why is that?
Those kind of weapons just wouldn't be as advanced as they are now, but there most likely would be less advanced versions.
im gonna have to go with no on that one. how would we have known how to manipulate an atom like that. that weapon would be far off from us. i mean hell i can make a nuke out of 500 lbs of tnt and like 15 lbs of uranium but how would i know how to harnes it. no computer to make all those calculations. i dont think id ever come close to makeing anything other then a dirty bomb...

*this is where cia computer hones in on me and starts watching all my bank accounts for transaction to soo if im going to make a bomb...*
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TV was invented without the computer. But I believe that the human race was meant to develop the computer and we did. Technology just lead up to it and took a whilie.
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hmm very intersting well i guess we jsut wouldent have hd...



im gonna have to go with no on that one. how would we have known how to manipulate an atom like that. that weapon would be far off from us. i mean hell i can make a nuke out of 500 lbs of tnt and like 15 lbs of uranium but how would i know how to harnes it. no computer to make all those calculations. i dont think id ever come close to makeing anything other then a dirty bomb...

*this is where cia computer hones in on me and starts watching all my bank accounts for transaction to soo if im going to make a bomb...*
U wouldn't have any way to calculate how much damage it does, or how big the area effected by the explosion or radiation would be.
But u would be able to make a powerfull weapon out of it.

I mean, the way a nuclear explosion works is simple. U just have to make a few atoms of uraniun, plutonium or some other similar substance collide, which makes them brake up, and that means that new substances are created. And since uranium etc substances used are radioactive they also emit alpha radiation when they break into smaller pieces. (not 100% sure about this, but that's something like it)

So I think that a powerfull nuclear weapon could be easily created without computers, but as I said it wouldn't be as advanced as they are now.
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Life would suck with out the invention or intervention of the computer, there would be no research or at least years aopon years to do simple research on medicine.

Automobiles would be very expensive, communication would be at a crawl.it would just suck.
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Life would suck with out the invention or intervention of the computer, there would be no research or at least years aopon years to do simple research on medicine.

Automobiles would be very expensive, communication would be at a crawl.it would just suck.
well stated.
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Well I guess there would have been other inventions. I guess I would be playing with them
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ummm... first (basic computer) developed 1943...
first american computer, developed 1944
first nuclear weapon detonated (I.e after years of research and without the launch or manufacturing aid of computers. 1945...

we would have nuclear weapons even without computers.
Radar was also around before computers,
so were guns
and so were chemical weapons. (including chemical /biological weapons that are still used today...).

computers havn't really advanced weapons... just advanced their use, (u.g laser guided). (which [possibly] could be done without computers anyway).
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