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There is no analogy in this respect between the fall of the Western empire and the Eastern one. Decline of ancient scholarship happened before the main barbarian invasions, in both East and West. When the Academy in Athens was closed by the emperor's edict, the last few scholars emigrated to Persia. Many years later they were allowed to return, under the ...


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There were many predictions about planes, computers, etc. They did not mention specific years however. https://www.quora.com/Did-ancient-people-make-any-technological-predictions-about-the-future http://io9.gizmodo.com/5947687/nine-futurists-whose-centuries-old-predictions-were-ahead-of-their-times Today technology is relatively easy to predict and ...



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