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digitalis30326 karma

A second silver lining was HIV resistance/immunity. Granted, it took 500 years to be worth anything, but hey, it's not nothing!

For those who didn't already know... Bubonic plague is strongly suspected to have selected for a mutation that keeps HIV from being able to get into Helper T cells

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Some other things that immediately come to my mind:

-How to make concrete/cement and other large scale industrial products.

-How to make pharmaceutical products like antibiotics (since that is so knowledge-intensive.

-Circuit design and electricity. Which leads to....

-Basic science. That stuff could get lost pretty easily if we didn't actively preserve it.

digitalis3032 karma

Um... Maybe. But I'm still pretty sure the extreme storm events and increases in disease vectors/diseases will easily cancel that out.

digitalis3031 karma

So...Trump? /s