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Hmm, Actually, the first couple of passes of the plague had a big effect in stirring the social structure, BUT.
The printing press: Gutenberg's about 1440 ( much slower printing before that ) by 1500 thee were presses "all over".
Paper: possibly spread to the Islamic world from China ~750, hit Europe 13th century. ( Not as "good" as parchment but much cheaper. )
Compass, probably late 12th century in Europe. ( Small effect I think. )
Machine tools: this "is" the industrial revolution. Lathes had been around for a long time, a "near modern" lathe, metal bed, cross slide, gear head - all the parts you need to start making screws in production, was mid 18th century, but "the pieces to make the pieces" were developed over centuries.
Cast iron, long history in China, not used in Europe until 15th century.
Windmills: came into use in Europe in the 11th and 12th century.
Not really important ( I think ) as waterwheels for pumping water and milling grain are pre-Roman.

So, there was much that slowly developed from 600AD, some in Europe, most in the east ( China, India, the Islamic world ( for lack of a better phrase )) that enabled the later developments.

So, some foundation, better communication ( not lots faster, but broader ), and a political environment of semi-constant conflict / competition between technological equals.
We've gotten a lot from NASA's research. They got a lot from the navy's.
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