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> On Thu, 13 Jan 2000 08:45:54 -0600 Daniel Seriff <[log in to unmask]>
> writes:
> > For those of you that have concultures to go along with your
> > languages,
> > what is the relative level of technology/social advancement in your
> > conculture? Try and give a year, at least within a half-century,
> > that is
> > equivalent to a time line of European history.

The Hataso have a technology level roughly equal to that of America in
1980, but are ahead of us in several important ways.  Their computers are
somewhat better, but mass production does nto exist, and property is
communal, so there really is no such thing as a "personal computer."
They've gone a little farther than we have in the field of nanotechnology,
but not much farther.  Genetic research is about ten or twenty years in
advance of us.  Transportation consists of self-propelled vehicles (like
bikes), and dirigibles, as well as sail boats.  They have something like
television, but no concept of "television shows".  The idea of watching
distant performers on a box in your house doesn't appeal to most Hataso.
The Hataso also have developed nuclear fision, but refused to use it,
waiting instead until they discovered cold fusion.