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The infamous Wild West period of the United States began after the Civil War ended in 1865 and continued on until the Henry Ford's Model T arrived in that part of the country in 1909. Some say technology is what finally tamed rowdy towns like Dodge City, Kansas, Tombstone, Arizona (shootout at the OK Corral) and Deadwood, South Dakota, etc.

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Nuts that this video is showing people as they were 120 years ago. Closest we'll ever get to a time machine.
 

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Even older. Also always a laugh looking back and what people said the future would be:

 
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The tech to upscale these old videos to 4k, 60 FPS, adding colour and sound to them really do bring them to life is pretty incredible. Peter Jackson did this for They shall not grow old WW1 film.

the use of AI and deep fake to bring Elizabeth 1 and Henry VIII, Ann Boleyn to life:


 

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Only voice recording of Queen Victoria? Very bad quality. Can only make out “I have never forgotten.”
 

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20 years ago today. How time has flown. I was working a summer job in Yates and remember watching it unfold on the big screen in disbelief.

Was in the WTC 1 year before and remember going through the lobby and asking a security guard how to get out.
 

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20 years ago today. How time has flown. I was working a summer job in Yates and remember watching it unfold on the big screen in disbelief.

Was in the WTC 1 year before and remember going through the lobby and asking a security guard how to get out.
Watched the first episode of the new Netflix doc last night. It mainly went through the motivations of Afghan extremists and Bin Laden to attack the States. What struck me is that they've been making the same mistakes in Afghanistan for nearly 40 years now.
 

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I remember flicking the news on looking for the weather and whether I should cycle or drive into Uni, and just sitting my arse down in shock, 2nd plane hit about 10 minutes later.
I never got into Uni that afternoon

At the time, I assumed it was the anti-capitalist protests getting way out of control, as they had been everywhere, and getting a little OTT.
 

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There was a terrorist bomb attack on the WTC car park IIRC before 911. I remember when I heard there was an incident at WTC I thought it was going to be something similar to before not knowing how horrific it would turn out to be.
 

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