after reading this thread asking the question - ‘is technology getting out of hand?’, i was wondering how much each of us would be able to contribute/survive/whatever if we were to be dropped naked in the middle of some caveman tribe in a world similar to ours in the prehistoric stage.
i’m not talking about making a fire, hunting and such, presumably said tribe would already be able to do that, but what would you be able to contribute as a person from a modern era? would you know enough of the makings of a computer to fast-track technology?
a few things come to mind, (if said tribe don’t kill me in the first place), [ul][li]i’ll probably start taming wolves, cows, horses etc if they haven’t done it yet[/li][li]farming, i’ll have to try that too[/li][li]ropes, i hope it’s easy to make one[/li][li]wheels, how would i go making wheels?! [/li][li]metals, i don’t think i know how to make a furnace[/li][li]songs, i could probably come up with many new (hehe) songs for them to sing[/li][li]language, not sure if they’ll be interested in learning one[/li][li]writing, cooking, money etc. [/ul] in fact, most of what i have are concepts and general knowledge. i can’t make a computer, a car, a television or a radio. [/li]
so what can you contribute to the tribe?