was a great book, but I'd rather see it on cable where they don't have to deal with as much censorship.
BklnScott, on 05 March 2013 - 11:47 PM, said:
As far as the question of why wouldn't they develop advanced technology: I agree that they're smart, and that they should not be depicted as being primitives, but why would a small, isolated population living in utopian circumstances NEED to develop modern technology? They're doing better than fine already. Need is what drives innovation, no? And often - the existence of enemies, of which the Amazons, having been delivered from their enemies, had none.
In paradise, presumably, one cultivates the Arts & Sciences. The Amazons would need, for example, a supercomputer for their scientific pursuits. To calculate pi out to the umpteenth decimal place, to zoom in on uncharted depths of the Mandelbrot Set, to run simulations of solar system formation, to construct grand unification theories and so on. Maybe even to make CGI movies.
Lin731, on 06 March 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:
You just nailed why I have always had issues with WW (even though as I kid I couldn't explain why). Why would they need need these technologies in the first place? In a utopian society I would expect more inward focus (the arts, philosphy etc....) Man innovated and evolved out of need. Why would WW need a invisable glider/jet? What need would technolgy serve in this situation?
They've been around for thousands of years. There may have been other occasions when they needed to send someone to the outside world-- an invisible aircraft would sure come in handy.