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Leonardo Da Vinci?

I dunno what to think of Leo D. anymore. Either he's supremely genius, or he's terrifyingly genius. He's not only a drawer. He's the frontrunner of an era that if anyone heed his wisdom, the world would change dramatically.

Like in Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, he reinvented Altaïr's (possibly trademark-able) Hidden Blade, with poison and mini-pistol upgrades (which was first invented by Altaïr himself), with old pages from 300 years ago! Then he invented the bloody flying machine. A flying machine! I know that was only a glider from today's view, but guys, that was bloody 600 years ago! Brothers Wright didn't invent their first aeroplane until 1903. That was about 500 years later!

Leo's glider need hot air to maintain altitude and speed, that was a bit old-fashioned, but back then there was no aerodynamics or whatever we learn today. And still his glider flew across the night sky.

And if Altaïr's blade was fiction, the war machines in AC:Brotherhood were not. There were historical facts that the blueprints were drawn for tanks (mobile heavy cannons), combat airplanes (actively fire weapons to attack and maintain altitude and speed), light machine guns (quick fire bullets with less durations), and fast-action battleships (smaller in scale to increase speed yet without costing any firepower). Each of them was not mass produced, yet will change the world if they were. I guess he would never know that those weird drawings he drew on scraps of papers would become the standard equipment of modern militaries a few centuries later.

During the Renaissance, people don't pay attention to Leo, yet he managed to put a dent in the universe with a few scratches on papers. Hundreds of years later, we opened our minds and acknowledged Leo's achievements, yet he is no more. Leo literally changed the world back then when everyone thought the world was flat. Imagine how much of our world he would change if he is living in our time, right here, right now, in the 21st Century.

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Harbinger3781
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I agree that Leonardo was a genius, however there are some misconceptions you brought up: Aerodynamics was an applied science back in ancient Greece (ISBN10: 0521454352); you're probably referring to modern aerodynamics, which appeared somewhere in the early 17th century.

The second thing I'd like to address is: "During the Renaissance, people don't pay attention to Leo." This is enormously far from the truth; Da Vinci had a high political, scientific, cultural and social influence, actually he is considered to be one of the few Great Men! :-)

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You are absolutely right. I can't argue with you. But still, look at what Leo D accomplished! What I said is correct, yes? If Leo's inventions were mass produced, Italy will rise to a new height, and the world will change, right?

And how much do you think Leo would change if he had lived in the 21st century?

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This man is a pure creation of god himself - I mean, perfectly incognito to the most, diamond in the rough, adept in 12 scientific areas (TWELVE!!), and the frontrunner of society. I can't think of anyone else who's as terrifyingly talented as he.

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And how much do you think Leo would change if he had lived in the 21st century?
That is an interesting question. I'm quite certain he'd enjoy computer programming, modern cryptography, and language theory for sure. Also, I bet he'd be interested "modern" mathematics, modern physics and similar subjects.
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Aerophysics (not sure that's the name) and molecular physics?

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