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Technology changes put authentic replication beyond our grasp

One of the most fascinating things about tech- nology is its apparent irreversibility. The Pharaohs had geometry, mechanical engineering and project management down to such a fine art that they could keep a workforce slogging away at a pyramid for 50 years or more using the same materials and methods.

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