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Just define what you mean by "technology".

As you mentioned, they had plenty of common things shared with the 18th century, but not with centuries before, that we take for granted today which can be considered technology.

To give some examples:
  • All roads were paved with marble which was an analog to modern concrete paving.
  • Homes in Crete and Pompeii have been found with Glass Windows.
  • Aqueducts carried fresh clean water and home sewerage was freely available.
  • Propaganda and even advertisements were plastered in the wall.
  • A full electoral and democratic system was in place, similar to the constitutional monarchies of the late 18th.
  • Carriages were modern, structured and a full profession was set to tend them and care for them.
  • All public plazas and city streets were illuminated at night using several types of oil lamps
  • Intercity communication was accomplished by a structured system led by the Military which was organized and heavily equipped.
  • Reading and writing was common place and a detailed calendar was used.
  • Scientific schools and libraries were heavily maintained and most knowledge was open sourced.
  • Public performances and (some) freedom of expression was carried out.
So yes, they didn't have planes, trains nor automobiles, but remember that all of these required a prolonged time of peace and stability which couldn't be achieved until after the end of the Napoleonic wars and was broken by World War One.

So basically what happened was that the convoluted 18 century was followed a dramatic beginning of the 19th century, but once the ideas of the French Revolution took hold during the reign of Napoleon III and most of Europe was involved in the Spring of Nations, the liberal way of thinking prevailed and free enterprise transformed the monarchical Europe since the Middle Ages into the Modern Europe of the 19th Century, on the Roman side, the Empire started on the wrong foot with the intervention of Palestine in the 1st and 2nd Century.

Things literally went South when Christianity prevailed and the downward spiral ended with the divesture of the Empire in the 6th century. 1000 years had to pass for things to settle down and things could return to the "Old Normality".

Would that be the case today?

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