Long ago, there lived a young woman named Cato. Her name meant “all-knowing” but she did not feel like she knew very much. She spent her days watching shadows dance across the cave walls; at night she dreamed of something more.
On an otherwise ordinary day, an extraordinary thing happened. From the shadows emerged a man dressed all in white. He promised her the knowledge she so desperately wanted.
With her guide, Cato stepped bravely into the light and . . .
Fell down a wormhole.
Down, down, down, she fell, until...
But there was no time to dawdle...
Your first lesson, Cato, is what these random items have in common. From agriculture to altered reality, these things represent technology; humankind's desire to apply knowledge for practical purposes.