That's pretty accurate. The most astounding technological advances are due to a war.afrigeek wrote:Actually I would disagree with the view held here. I think that most innovation actually occurs during times of war! most of the most useful technologies we have are actually by products of war technologies turned to peaceful use.
GPS was meant for military use. We would have taken far longer to have nuclear power if it hadn't been for World War II, gyroscopes and other imrpoved devices for planes were all invented during times of war.
So i would suggest that the reason the Faey probably developed even mroe than humans is that they are more prone to conflict than humans.
But even so, you'd have to be at war constantly for thousands of years to be as far advanced as the Faey are if that was the only reason. And humans have in one way or another been at war since the beginning of civilization. And we're so much further away than the Faey that there isn't even really a comparison. I still think that there was outside influence somewhere....either that, or the ones that moved the Faey stayed behind (hence the beginning of the Trinity) and taught the Faey about some of their technology and left bits of it for them. That might also explain the difference in technological advancement.