I remember reading once that the reason new technology is not researched is because it is not pure. The Idea is there is one or two minor chaos gods (the ones the obliterator cults worship) that are basicly the evil version of Omminesh. Ideas for new technology come from them, and without the Emperor blessing these ideas to make them safe, they would become corrupted and let loose Chaos. Sort of like a Technological version of what happens to untrained psychers.Well that does make alot of sense. But why does humaity not attempt to invent technology instead of looking for it.
The Imperium is in a similar mindset as humanity was during the Dark Ages in Europe. Imperial Civilisation had completley collapsed in the West, people knew that the Golden Age was behind them, not infront of them, and everyone knew that - People weren't looking forward to a prosperous future, they were constantly looking back at what they had lost. Law and Order broke down, technology was lost, relative peace turned into constant war as the protection of the Roman Legions was lost.Well that does make alot of sense. But why does humaity not attempt to invent technology instead of looking for it.