digitalis30326 karma2020-03-19 16:52:55 UTC
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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digitalis30317 karma2020-03-19 17:04:23 UTC
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 karma2020-03-19 16:56:09 UTC
Um... Maybe. But I'm still pretty sure the extreme storm events and increases in disease vectors/diseases will easily cancel that out.
digitalis3031 karma2020-03-19 16:57:25 UTC
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