just in 125 years how far we've come technologically...it's crazy.
Makes one wonder how drastic the technology landscape might be 125 years from today.
The trouble then is: what were the major new discoveries of the last 50 years? Science has mostly confirmed and fleshed out existing knowledge. So engineers are mostly stuck with optimizing what we have instead of coming up with things that are fundamentally new and foreign.
Where do we stand on the singularity these days?
it may be that big breakthroughs like the last century will be fewer and further apart, especially with lots of energy (physical and intelectual) spent on bitcoin, social media and consuming in general
 Electrical pun not intended.