In the Daybreak, E20/21/22 S4, last episode of the series,
Lee suggests they abandon all technology and start anew on the planet amongst the primitive lifeforms that are implied to be the predecessors of modern-day humans
Why does he suggest this? The following quote attempts to explain the reasoning:
All this has happened before... but maybe it won't happen again. Leave it all behind and start over. We can give them the best part of ourselves, but not the baggage
However, why would
abandoning all technology help break the cycle? At most wouldn't it merely slow down technological progress and make life much more difficult for them? It seems hard to believe such an advanced civilisation would willingly and without protest give up 150,000++ years of technology.
Is there a better explanation for this?