I’m amazed by this stuff. I’m not an expert but the idea of a computing digital era in Victorian age is something really cool! I do not dare to imagine what they would create if this achine would be completed. Our Chaos Dwarfs engineers would kill for it!
I am always fascinated by the Antikythera, which seems very advanced for the time
Many would be surprised just how advanced things were in "BC" times. We can all thank religion, and in particular Catholicism, for centuries of setback in technological advancement and oppression of scientific discovery.
Technology advances at an exponential pace, and any set back in advancement early on (as opposed to just a delay) has considerable repercussions. Our advances of the last century may have happened in the 1500s or even earlier if it weren't for the above noted groups... not taking into account contributions of specific individuals who have furthered our understanding who would not have been present during earlier eras.