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11-16-2012, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Yet while the world population grows at an exponential rate since the 15th century with a greater level of literacy we are still waiting for the next Shakespeare, Mozart, Beethoven or a genius in other domaines that actually set the foundation in their domain. Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates do come close but they built on the foundation set by others - Albert Einstein or forefathers.
Well... keep waiting. In those days musically talented people did only one thing... play and write music which is now known as classical music. Now, musically talented people write and perform jazz, blues, rock and a lot of other very interesting and good music. It's most likely that Jimmy Page and John Lennon are so to speak Mozart and Beethoven of our time.

Same with Shakespeare. So he did write world class dramas. Now talented people write and make movies among many other things. And there have been many amazing movies over the years that are as legendary as anything Shakespeare wrote.

Or science. The fact there is no household name like Einstein doesn't mean that modern scientist are somehow inferior. They work in many, many fields and drive the modern technology further. Look at how everything has changed in the past 10, 20 or 30 years. The leap has been enormous and the pace is really high. There a lot things happening in biotechnology. Additive manufacturing is the next big since industrial revolution. It's all coming and there are many talented scientist behind all of this. These things don't happen out of nowhere. And many things are not known or understood by public, yet.

And in many, many cases the real genius is only recognized by the public long after he is dead. Genius is ahead of his time and in most cases his contemporaries don't even understand him.

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