What will the world look like now, if the internet existed before 500 years?

I understand you to mean that a very large percentage of humankind would have had instant access, 500 years ago, to a vast amount of knowledge on nearly every topic (never mind the practical problems with where would the computers, electricity, etc. come from.)

What would the world be like if Nazi Germany had never lost the war?

I found this answer in another question on Quora. Not realistic, but very interesting, so I thought I'd copy-paste it. (I had already saved this answer) 1943: Manstein and his Panzer Division break the Soviet encirclement of Paulus and his 6th Army. Stalingrad is then captured by Paulus who is promoted to Field

What if the Roman Empire had never risen?

So basically Rome stays just a backwards tribe? They never expand at all?The Carthaginian Empire would have found only one rival, the Hellenics. and maybe china later on.In that case their trade empire would have spread both to the Northern tribes, but also south to Africa. Their influence would spread out. and since they didn't believe in conquest by

What would happen if we cloned Hitler?

Would not matter. Hitler have a very abusive father,was not recognized for courage in WW 1,was kicked out of art school,was homeless,lived in Germany after WW 1 which was nearly destroyed by the allies and it considered the reason for WW2. Worse, it was a family fight among

What if The Race from Harry Turtledove's 'Worldwar' series arrived on Earth in 2018 with the intent on taking over like in the original story?

Well, we're screwed.Now wait, hear me out. Sure, The Race was stalemated by 1940's tech. And we're a whole lot more advanced now. But see, that's the problem. Because we still looked beatable, The Race landed their ships and began conquest. If they saw something like today's military, they never would have

What would the world be like if Nazi Germany had never lost the war?

The Nazi idelogy does not allow them to to win WW2. The theory is simple. You are great and your army is mighty. But you there is no mercy in your heart. Conquering a country is differerent from trying to erase a race from face of the earth. Even Romans were better - their

An advanced alien species gives humanity 24 hours to prove it is 'worthy of existence' or else it will destroy us. How does humanity react?

Well, first of all, we need to lay down a few (somewhat optimistic) principles.1. We cannot hope to impress these aliens-We just can't. If they have the ability to travel to us from across the void of time and space, then they've sufficiently advanced to the level wherein we have absolutely no hope of understanding

What would life be like without the internet?

Writing letters, sending telegrams, fax and making phone calls to convey your messages and announcements instead of using emails or instant messengers.Sending out real wedding invitations to your loved ones instead of e-invites.Meeting people and talking to them face-to-face, sharing some memorable moments with them in reality.A trip to the library

If World War One and Two had never happened what would the world be like now?

World War II changed a lot of things globally. It physically wiped out entire cities and millions of people. Our understanding of what evil is capable of, and how to define/stop evil changed. Most importantly it changed our thinking.An important portion of this

I can bring people back to life, who should I NOT bring back?

I always waited to use this in a Quora answer, so here it is:Joseph Curwen. Do not bring him back. Corvinus necandus est. Cadauer in aqua fortis dissoluendum. Nec aliq retinendum. Tace ut potes.

If you could go back in time and do one thing, what would it be?

Hmm.  My feelings on this change over the years, but have settled into a general approach.Assuming this is a one-way trip (one backwards journey only, no return, no coming back to the future-present to benefit from your changes), I guess I would go back to

What would technologies today look/be like if the two World Wars never happened?

The Second World War was one of the conflicts that resulted into a great deal of technological innovations. This war was mainly a battle of technological innovations that helped the concerned country an advantage in that struggle. Some of the best technological innovations of the World Wars include:(1) Radar: Radar

What if Jesus was an ordinary teacher whose life has been distorted by history for effect?

Yes, I see. What if he were a walrus that could speak and was very successful at looking human?To be sensible in your investigations you need to consider the documents which are extant, you need to consider their age, their various likely

What would the world be like if a real-life superhero existed?

If a real-life superhero existed, their Youtube channel would become very popular with animators. Everyone would speculate on how this person managed to produce all those cool effects. Or, if the super power consisted of healing things or having super intelligence, they might ridicule

What if China and India combined?

First of all it's hypothetical, but the question is quite interesting.Let's start then :Size of our new country CHINDIA12.8 million kmĀ²Total population of CHINDIAN'S2.7 billion people ( about 39% of total population)Total border length37,000km (approximately)This was the geography of CHINDIA.Now, let's move on to military of CHINDIAActive Duty Military Personnel

Would the Earth be better off if we humans never existed?

Earth, as far as we know, doesn't have feelings.So, Earth can't be better or worse by itself, not about anything.We, on the other hand, use such relative, often subjectively loaded expressions such as Better or Worse; they are fuzzy terms to denote comparative measures of a quantifiable quality when we don't have precise measuring methods.All the above paragraph means

What would the world be like if the U.S. never invaded Iraq?

Let me start by saying that ALL answers that you are going to get are nothing but wild speculations. There is absolutely no way for us to know with certainty what would have happened if the US had never invaded Iraq.My personal speculation is:Saddam Hussein would have stayed in power and would have continued to rule the

If you could change one thing in the history of the US, what would it be?

This is a hard question, actually. It's kind of like a

What would the world look like without the Internet?

Life without internet would be great because the people would for once look at the real world rather than their mobile screens.Internet has everything and it is up to us how we utilise it. Using it for recreational purposes and entertainment is one aspect and using it to find something new or using it wisely which most of us

What would have happened in World War II if Hitler didn't try to invade the Soviet Union?

The Nazis would've won WW2, straight and simple, and probably would later defeat the Soviet Union as well(considering that without Germany invading the USSR, the Soviets would be the ones trying it).You have to see the scenario in which Hitler attacked the USSR:-France was completely beaten and occupied-England was very obviously

What would happen if Columbus found developed nations on New World?

Columbus was so out of step with reality, he thought he had discovered INDIA, the nation. If so then he had discovered a WEALTHY place which would please the Queen. He didn't even have the CORRECT continent. To this day we still call the indigenous inhabitants

What if aliens invaded Earth during WW2? Precisely 1942. Will the whole world work together against commons enemy?

There are some novels about this it was very interesting. Pretty much in short all the government's got together and teamed up as well as the Nazis stopping the Holocaust and conscripting all the humans they could giving them honorary super man status changing the philosophy that all humans are "Uberman" or "Lords of the earth" that sometimes fight

What would our world look like without NASA?

Its very very hard to assess who else would have done what in a alternative history.However, heres a list of some technologies whos development was at least aided by Nasa;https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_spin-off_technologiesIts likely that without Nasa at least some of those technologies wouldn't be so far

What could have happened in WW2 if Nazi Germany had deployed strategic heavy bombers such as the He-177? Would they have been able to win the Battle of Britain, or successfully invade the Soviet Union?

It depends. Where do the resources to build, crew, fuel etc the bombers come from?If you want enough of them to matter, you need lots of resources. The British and Americans launched 1000 bomber raids with aircraft of the same sort

If you could change one thing in the history of the US, what would it be?

This is a hard question, actually. It's kind of like a

What if China and India combined?

First of all it's hypothetical, but the question is quite interesting.Let's start then :Size of our new country CHINDIA12.8 million kmĀ²Total population of CHINDIAN'S2.7 billion people ( about 39% of total population)Total border length37,000km (approximately)This was the geography of CHINDIA.Now, let's move on to military of CHINDIAActive Duty Military Personnel

What would have happened to America if the Nazis won?

Nothing. Except that there would be no Cold War.The German war aim was to annex Poland and European Russia.The Cold War was based on the Soviets actively spreading Communism worldwide. Given its fundamental racist and nationalistic nature, German National Socialism was hardly a threat to spread to other countries. They would have had their hands

What will the world look like now, if the internet existed before 500 years?

I understand you to mean that a very large percentage of humankind would have had instant access, 500 years ago, to a vast amount of knowledge on nearly every topic (never mind the practical problems with where would the computers, electricity, etc. come from.)

What would happen if the books were never closed?

This is a vague question, so I'll go with a fun interpretation.This is that all books in the world simultaneously open and cannot be closed.This would instantly destroy bookshelves all over the world, sticking splinters through anyone near, causing deaths and injuries. Libraries explodes, sending shards of

What might have happened to Earth, if Jupiter never existed?

If Sun is the mother, then Jupiter is the big brother of earth who takes hits on earth's behalf and protects the younger sibling from the bad boys outside. Jupiter has a very strong gravitational force owing to its size, which causes

What would happen if California seceded from the United States?

People often see California as a very prosperous state and compare the economies of countries to the potential GDP of California as a sovereign nation. The following is meant to be one potential outcome of California leaving the union. It

What would have happened if Hitler and Stalin became buddies after the invasion of Poland?

They would become enemies sooner or later. They were just not compatible at all. There was no respect for each other, only contempt. And both saw themselves as superiors. So conflict would have been inevitable.After dividing Poland and Baltic states what would have happened next? Germany wanted and needed Scandinavian resources

What if the Ottoman Empire had had oil?

IMHO the question should be

What could have happened in WW2 if Nazi Germany had deployed strategic heavy bombers such as the He-177? Would they have been able to win the Battle of Britain, or successfully invade the Soviet Union?

It depends. Where do the resources to build, crew, fuel etc the bombers come from?If you want enough of them to matter, you need lots of resources. The British and Americans launched 1000 bomber raids with aircraft of the same sort

How different would the world today if we had wings?

Actually, not that different.If we had wings, then the thing is that we would have wings ever since we first became a pseudo-homo sapiens.We would still have the same inventions, even planes, because wouldn't it be difficult to get a human airborne with big wings like that? They would be purely cosmetic rather than serving any purpose.

What would the world look like without the Internet?

Life without internet would be great because the people would for once look at the real world rather than their mobile screens.Internet has everything and it is up to us how we utilise it. Using it for recreational purposes and entertainment is one aspect and using it to find something new or using it wisely which most of us

What would the world be like now if U.S.A. never got formed or founded?

What would happen if USA never got invented? The same thing that would happen if USB never got invented.Everyone would just move on to Thunderbolt. Nothing special about cables or countries. We are all playthings of evolution.Do you sing any poems for

What if aliens invaded Earth during WW2? Precisely 1942. Will the whole world work together against commons enemy?

There are some novels about this it was very interesting. Pretty much in short all the government's got together and teamed up as well as the Nazis stopping the Holocaust and conscripting all the humans they could giving them honorary super man status changing the philosophy that all humans are "Uberman" or "Lords of the earth" that sometimes fight

What would the world be like if the U.S. never invaded Iraq?

Let me start by saying that ALL answers that you are going to get are nothing but wild speculations. There is absolutely no way for us to know with certainty what would have happened if the US had never invaded Iraq.My personal speculation is:Saddam Hussein would have stayed in power and would have continued to rule the

What would life be like on another planet?

It would all depend on the specific biosphere of the planet in question. I only did a little bit of biochemistry when I studied Chemistry at university, but it seemed to me that the evolution of life was both a very unlikely event, but also chemically certain to happen eventually.On Earth, carbon is abundant and chemically very useful,

What would the world be like without Christianity?

Much more chaotic. An exponential growth in both nihilism and totalitarianism. Or some other religion would replace the place of Christianity. The latter is silly.

What if Nazi Germany invaded America?

Firstly, I doubt it is highly impossible for the Nazis to attack America. Had they knocked out the British and the Soviet Russians, it was still quite hard for the Nazis to attack America. Most of the Luftwaffe's planes were short ranged and could only fly for a short distance