8 Ancient Inventions Still Unmatched By The Techiest of Tech

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Some inventions are so well conceived and so inspired, not only do they stand the test of time, they (like LeBron James in a Junior Varsity dunk contest) tower over the competition. When a piece of tech attains perfection, it becomes intertwined with the very fabric of our existence and we can’t imagine life without it. As a reminder in the age of Silicon Valley, where last year’s breakthroughs seem anachronistic, here are eight ancient inventions still holding it down today.

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