Paint-By-Numbers Grand Narrative
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General goal: use this to seed a "random year generator" for likely events of high narrative significance and magnitude thereof in any year 2017 - 2300
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Do NOT enter things that are obviously "renaissance" events in an existing narrative subplot like wright flyer --> jet age --> age of drones (will be handled via oscillations)
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If you want to challenge a cell on timing of dirac-delta spike, or time constant, or priority order, add a question mark and attach a comment to it....
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Events assigned to decade of most intense activity. Time constant: time for events to fade to ~63% of peak "presence" in GLOBAL grand narrative
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TC=Time Constant. TCs in RED indicate we aren't yet at 1 time constant
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Decade (D)D-2010Event #1 (~most impactful)TCEvent #2TCEvent #3TCEvent #4TCEvent #5TC
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1600-410Plymouth Company500East India Companies300Atlantic slave trade300
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1610-400Galileo affair100
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1620-390Shakespeare first folio published
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1630-380
Cogito ergo sum (Descartes creates modern philosophy)
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1640-370Treaty of Westphalia500English Civil War
Decline of Catholic Spanish Empire (currency collapse & military defeat)
100collapse of the Ming Dynasty100
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1650-360
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1660-350
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1670-340
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1680-330Principia Mathematica250Peter the Great rises in Russia
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1690-320
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1700-310
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1710-300
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1720-290South Seas bubble50
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1730-280
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1740-270Battle of Plassey200
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1750-260
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1760-250Watt steam engine150Cartwright Loom200
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1770-240American Independence100
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1780-230
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1790-220French Revolution100
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1800-210Napoleon
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1810-200
Congres of Vienna restores monarchies. 100 years peace in Europe
100
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1820-190Hall Carbine (mass mfg/armory practice)200Erie Canal, dawn of canal age40
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1830-180First Opium War
1848 Revolutions: monarchy, serfdom and feudalism 📉. nationalism, democracy, and socialism 📈
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1850-160World Fairs begin (Crystal Palace, 1854)100On the Origin of Species100Harvester200Meiji restoration100100
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1860-150US Civil WarOil industry begins200Bismarck in Prussia200
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1870-140Rairoads completed kinda100Settlement of American WestImpressionism (birth of modern art)
Germ theory & invention of public health
100
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1880-130Rise of telephony110Bicycles, sewing machines...100
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1890-120Electricity100Suffragette movement (Aus/NZ)100
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1900-110Automobiles200Flight200Einstein (post-Newtonian physics)100Freud/psychoanalysis100Universal high school movement
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1910-100World War IRussian revolution100Spanish flu ?
Breakup of Ottoman empire. Collapse of institutions in ME/NA
150
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1920-90Hydroelectricity
First commercial radio broadcast
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Rise of corporatism (US, Germany, Italy)
Penicillin (1928)
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1930-80Great DepressionAlan Turing (CS>math event)100Hodomor: Stalinist famines in USSR60
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1940-70World War 2
Nuclear techMissile race/cold war
100First commercial TV broadcast60
Bretton woods (USA now economic hegemon)
100
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1950-60Microprocessor70Discovery of DNA structure200Europe/Japan reconstruction
breakup of british & french empires
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1960-50Space race100Rachel Carlson, Silent Spring200Birth control invention ("the pill")1000
Cultural Revolution in China OR US Civil Rights?
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1970-40Industrial automation beginsContainerization504th gen warfare starts (Vietnam)200
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1980-30PCs and video games100Reagan/Thatcher-onomics50Fall of Japan, invention of QE?Deng Xiaoping in China?
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1990-20Rise of Internet100Fall of wall40
Rise of global Islamic terror movements?
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2000-10Mobile/smart phonesGreat recession?china industrializes/colonizes africa
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20100Bitcoin100Rise of Trumpism50Machine learning springVR/AR100
solar/wind electricity cheaper than fossil fuels
500
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DO NOT POPULATE BELOW THIS ROW... IDEA IS TO AUTOGENERATE SPECULATIVE STUFF BY SCRIPT USING HISTORICAL DATA
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