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    Which one of our "modern" technology would most likely be lost with time

    Things get lost with time. For example in ancient times the Egyptians knew how to create a huge stone pyramid by hand in a time frame that we didn't think was possible then.

    I think the most likely kinds of technology lost are those that were introduced due to novelty, such as building a pyramid because pyramids, while important at a certain time, may not remain important as a technology for all time to come.

    Other things are not as easily lost relatively speaking. For example, the technological know how of agriculture to increase yields doesn't get lost because people continue to eat food. Producing more and more food for a growing population is extremely important and not a novelty. The technological know how of ship building, canals, and other kinds of hydraulics machinery doesn't get lost easily as well. People need these kinds of things to do trade and industrial production with.

    I think in our "modern" times the technological know how to create magnificent looking prints will be lost over time because many of the manuals concerning the original technology only probably ended up in print themselves and sources like Wikipedia only give a cursory overview of all the details required. Those prints would themselves become lost with time the causes of which may likely be fire or natural disaster or cultural purge by a despot. Things like illustrated books and newspapers. People will become at a lost as to what a printing plate or lithography actually entailed specifically. The future people might try to replicate the artifacts they find with varying degrees of success by using some other technology like think layer nanotech to print things but ink printing would be a lost art. Rudimentary printing press might be a technology easily replicated but it isn't guaranteed that the same path would continue to unfold to generate lithography again if lost, it would probably follow a much different path to get to the same level of printing.
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    And this shite is racist by the way.
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    Maybe all of them will get lost in some apocalypse and get reinvented by the descendants of the survivors thousands of years from now.
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