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Living Memory, 2014 vs 1914

By Rick Westera

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.

- Henri Bergson

To understand how people of the past viewed their world, it can be helpful to know what their past looked like and compare it to our own.

Hence the Living Memory Timeline below, where you can see the past from the perspective of 1914 - a world in which the Model T Ford is newer than the iPhone is to us; where the Boxer Rebellion is as recent as the September 11 attacks; and where African exploration is no older than space exploration.

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