1. You don’t have to be on a boat for 4 months if you want to see what’s going on in Europe.
3. Siri is a more reliable source of information than a parrot.
5. You don’t have to wait for a man on horseback to deliver a message across the 13 colonies. You can just shoot a text.
6. The chances of you being burned at the stake for being a witch are much, much smaller
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