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4th May '17 7:48:07 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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** Or a user that brings their monitor into the repair shop for an issue with the computer.
1st May '17 1:11:45 PM Discar
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* Amped UpToEleven in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. When [[BigBad En Sabah Nur]] [[spoiler:hijacks Cerebro and mentally possesses Xavier to launch nuclear missles into outer space,]] Xavier can't psychically sever the connection, and Hank [=McCoy=] can't do the same through Cerebro's monitor, leaving Havok to use his chest beam to disable and destroy the supercomputer.
24th Apr '17 1:27:02 PM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Webcomic/CrimsonDark'': This trope is in full force [[http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=617 here]] when Kari takes a shot at Whisper. Whisper comments on the implications of the situation [[http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/index.php?view=comic&strip_id=618 here]].
22nd Mar '17 7:37:09 PM Sane_Spinster
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* Amped UpToEleven in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. When [[BigBad En Sabah Nur]] [[spoiler:hijacks Cerebro and mentally possesses Xavier to launch nuclear missles into outer space,]] Xavier can't psychically sever the connection, and Hank [=McCoy=] can't do the same through Cerebro's monitor, leaving Havok to use his chest beam to disable and destroy the supercomputer.
29th Jan '17 4:29:58 AM Viira
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}}'' features an aversion with a ''cell phone''. The cell phone in question had a cracked LCD display, but otherwise functioned well enough to ring when called. [[spoiler:It also featured a camera, and the phone's memory contained a photograph which proved critical to the case. Franziska accessed the photograph by synchronizing the phone with her own cell phone, which was a similar model.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}}'' features an aversion with a ''cell phone''. The cell phone in question had has a cracked broken LCD display, but otherwise functioned functions well enough to ring when called. [[spoiler:It also featured has a camera, and the phone's memory contained contains a photograph which proved critical to the case. Franziska accessed accesses the photograph by synchronizing the phone with her own cell phone, which was is a similar model.]]
9th Sep '16 3:27:08 AM CrypticMirror
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent: During an [[http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=593 information raid]] on a AbandonedHospital, Sigrun suggests taking a computer in case someone back home knows how to make it work and grabs a monitor (which promptly disintegrates). A justified use of the trope since she lives in a society with only memories of computers and has no way of knowing which part is the computer and which is the monitor.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent: ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': During an [[http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=593 information raid]] on a AbandonedHospital, Sigrun suggests taking a computer in case someone back home knows how to make it work and grabs a monitor (which promptly disintegrates). A justified use of the trope since she lives in a society with only memories of computers and has no way of knowing which part is the computer and which is the monitor.
9th Sep '16 3:26:49 AM CrypticMirror
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent: During an [[http://sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=593 information raid]] on a AbandonedHospital, Sigrun suggests taking a computer in case someone back home knows how to make it work and grabs a monitor (which promptly disintegrates). A justified use of the trope since she lives in a society with only memories of computers and has no way of knowing which part is the computer and which is the monitor.
8th Sep '16 11:30:48 PM Mhazard
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Of course we are also there already in some ways - a smartphone or tablet is essentially a monitor with the computer built in. Just not in many examples from pre-2005.

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Of course we are also there already in some ways - a [[DataPad smartphone or tablet tablet]] is essentially a monitor with the computer built in. Just not in many examples from pre-2005.
9th Aug '16 12:29:20 AM TheRoguePenguin
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** Voyager has a more subtle and pervasive example of the computer being mistaken for its I/O device: the Doctor. Logically, the Doctor should be a program running in Voyager's main computer that uses a holographic image of a human male as its user interface. However, the series says over and over again that the Doctor ''is'' a hologram, and any threat to the holographic image is treated as if it were a threat to the Doctor himself.

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** Voyager ''Voyager'' has a more subtle and pervasive example futuristic version of the computer being mistaken for its I/O device: this trope with holograms, particuarly the Doctor. Logically, the Doctor a hologram should just be a user interface projection run by the computer, with the actual program running stored in Voyager's main whatever relevant computer that uses a holographic image of a human male as its user interface. core is running the projection. However, the series says over and over again that the Doctor ''is'' a hologram, and consistently treats any threat to the holographic image is treated projection as if it were it's a threat to the program. An episode with a psychotic maintenance hologram had the hologram be defeated by jabbing it with an exposed power cable. Turning off the computer failed to stop the hologram (it rebooted). In another, a hologram sporting the Doctor's mobile emitter was damaged beyond repair when the Doctor himself.shot the hologram (not the emitter) with a holographic weapon.



* In an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', a replicator accesses a computer by literally sticking its hand into the monitor ''through the glass''. ''Without'' damaging it. According to the replicator, it was accessing the computer "directly."
** It's not entirely inconceivable that the replicator could access the hard drive via the monitor. After all, they are connected with a convenient cable that transfers data. Furthermore, many new monitors are capable of sending information back to the computer.
*** Has probably more to do with RuleOfCool...
** It's possible that the explanation is due to how replicator cells can go through everything. The replicator could have stuck its hand in the desk to achieve the same effect. After all, the Replicators can stick their hands into a human's body and access their memories, and the process only harms the human in question if they ''want'' to. Given that brains and computers both operated through electrical impulses, it makes as much sense for {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s like the human-form Replicators to be able to access the memory of one as it does the other.

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* In an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', a replicator accesses a computer by literally sticking its hand into the monitor ''through the glass''. ''Without'' damaging it. According to the replicator, it was accessing the computer "directly."
** It's not entirely inconceivable that the replicator could access the hard drive via the monitor. After all, they are connected with
" While this certainly is possible from a convenient cable that transfers data. Furthermore, many new monitors are capable of sending information back to the computer.
*** Has
technical standpoint, it's rather inefficient and probably has more to do with RuleOfCool...
** It's possible that the explanation is due to how replicator cells can go through everything. The replicator could have stuck its hand in the desk to achieve the same effect. After all, the Replicators can stick their hands into a human's body and access their memories, and the process only harms the human in question if they ''want'' to. Given that brains and computers both operated through electrical impulses, it makes as much sense for {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s like the human-form Replicators to be able to access the memory of one as it does the other.
RuleOfCool than logic.
3rd Aug '16 8:16:11 PM JackG
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* In the '70s BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', Fagor is rampaging through a MileLongShip while the Angels (the computers who run the spaceship) try to talk the KillerRobot into stopping. Fagor promptly destroys the CommLink, whereupon the Angels contact it on another, pointing out it's simply destroyed one out of a million comm units spread throughout the spaceship. So Fagor announces that it will destroy them all one-by-one!

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* In the '70s BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'', Fagor is rampaging through a MileLongShip while the Angels (the computers who run the spaceship) try to talk the KillerRobot into stopping. Fagor promptly destroys the CommLink, comm unit, whereupon the Angels contact it on another, pointing out it's simply destroyed one out of a million comm units spread throughout the spaceship. So Fagor announces that it will destroy them all one-by-one!
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