Technology of the Gods by Michael E. Crichton has received wide acclaim from readers who have just read the first two chapters. A review of this intriguing book states, “The premise is fascinating…. This isn’t science fiction, but a novel based on religion and technology that may even have relevance to our own culture.” According to reviewers, the premise and story line of The Technology of the Gods is “amazingly accurate.” Following are some key points that this interesting book discusses.
Childhood memories recall is one of the themes explored in this fascinating book. Childhood memories play an important role in the human experience and this book explores how technology has affected childhood memory through its examination of the flying machines of ancient times. The book also explores the idea that the Great Pyramid of Egypt was in fact a huge power station. Technology of the Gods explores the idea that technology has impacted human beings as well as the natural world. It is important to remember that the concepts explored in this book are not new. As mentioned above, Crichton is a popular, lost cities author whose novels have won several awards including the Grand Master award from UNESCO.
Technology of the Gods offers a look into the history of ancient Egypt. This book describes how advanced flying machines operated by nomadic tribes of tribesmen roamed the desert landscape thousands of years ago. It also details how the technology of the time was reflected in religious history and how the various forms of worship were effected through the use of flying machines. The history channel shows how some of these tribes had even mastered the art of making flying machines that they used to chase the sun and prevent it from setting.
A look into the technology of the ancients can be traced back to 2 ancient civilisations that were technologically advanced: the Indus Valley culture and the Mesopotamian civilization. The Indus Valley culture built the world’s first rock structure, the Stonehenge. Some speculation is that Stonehenge was built with technology that would be considered today to be highly advanced, though many stone circles around the world can still be seen as being the result of nature. Mesopotamia, however, was a highly technologically advanced society that built great walls and other great structures all over their land including the famous Pyramids of Egypt. One thing that the ancient flight people did that the modern people do not do is use the technology of the time to construct such as solar powered Stonehenge.
The technology of the time was built around the idea of harnessing the sun’s light to power up cities, machines and technology. The authors of this book explore the idea of using the technology of the time to power up cities. They suggest that ancient flight enthusiasts were so interested in using the technology of the time to power up their cities that they may have considered crystal lenses and other ancients used electricity like devices. Perhaps, the authors suggest, the reason these individuals may have been so fascinated with solar technology may have been because they were interested in collecting the Sun’s light to use it for energy. If this is true, this would be one of many fascinating ideas in the search for the real history of solar technology.
The book also explores the idea that the flying machines the ancient Egyptians built may also have used the technology of the time. It discusses the idea that the flying machines of Egypt may have been used to carry grain from the faraway desert to the nearby red sea. It also looks into the idea that the flying machines the ancients used may have been designed to resemble airplanes today and therefore can fly over parts of what is now modern day Egypt. The book also explores the idea that flying machines can take the place of birds and thus provide a natural wildlife relief for the Egyptians. This would make sense if the belief in magic where prevalent during the time period the book was written.
The book explores the exciting possibility that we might soon be able to travel to other planets in our solar system. It looks into the possibility of human beings living on Mars in the next 50 years or so and the implications this could have for our culture and society as we explore space and learn more about the origins of technology. It explores the idea of private space flights and how they would affect commercial air travel today. This would have a profound effect on the way people travel today and hence open up all kinds of new possibilities.
What is also fascinating about this popular, lost cities author is that he delves deeply into the ancient computer technology of the times and its impact on mankind. The computer that he explores is based on the very concept of an “Astro Boy” and is actually a device that can calculate different mathematical equations by exerting pressure on a ball within a sealed circuit. Technology like this is not in use today and yet this ancient technology provides the seeds for modern computing. The fascinating part of this book is that it actually delves into the history of computing and explores not only the technological concepts but also the controversies that surrounded the technology of the time and how it was eventually lost to modernity.