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Old April 12th 15, 20:35   #42
A_M_Swallow
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Re: EpDis: Thirdspace

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Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
Hey, it's the future, terms stick around after they're no longer accurate.

There's an entire generation now that has no clue that they're not really dialing their friends on the phone, or filming things with their digital cameras. They're not even rewinding their DVDs to go back to the beginning of the scene.

Some might even forget that they're not really clicking links on their mobile phones, but if you try to tell them that they'll just hang up on you.


...Or carbon dating just sounds like it would work so they threw it in, but I'm a bit of a Devil's advocate.
Meteors are dated using lead dating.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead-lead_dating

With minor adjustments both carbon and lead can be dated using the same equipment. Wait 250 years and such adjustments could have been automated.
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