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28th May '17 1:44:38 PM nombretomado
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* In a lovely piece of irony, [[{{Series/TheXFiles}} Gillian]] [[AgentScully Anderson]] apparently believes this.
** A quick Google search confirms she isn't the only one. This little factoid made it hard to search off-TVTropes for more examples of this trope.

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* In a lovely piece of irony, [[{{Series/TheXFiles}} [[Series/TheXFiles Gillian]] [[AgentScully Anderson]] apparently believes this.
** A quick Google search confirms she isn't the only one. This little factoid made it hard to search off-TVTropes off-Wiki/TVTropes for more examples of this trope.
24th May '17 5:49:17 PM thatmadork
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->''"We own the patents on a few things we confiscated from out-of-state visitors: velcro, microwave ovens, liposuction."''
-->-- '''K''', ''Film/MenInBlack''

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->''"We own ->''"This morning we were able to transmit a [[WebOriginal/LOLCats mildly amusing image of a cat]] halfway across the patents on a few things we confiscated from out-of-state visitors: velcro, microwave ovens, liposuction.world, suggesting it will be an excellent tool for sharing classified information within our organization. I named this impressive creation the "internetwork", and would be very surprised if it didn't catch on."''
-->-- '''K''', ''Film/MenInBlack''
'''Chief Research Officer'''[[note]]This game is set in ''TheSeventies''[[/note]], ''VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}''
1st May '17 9:23:55 PM nombretomado
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* Similar to the 2007 film, ''TransformersAnimated'' has the robotic technology of the 22nd century all reverse-engineered from Megatron's dormant head.

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* Similar to the 2007 film, ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has the robotic technology of the 22nd century all reverse-engineered from Megatron's dormant head.
6th Apr '17 10:41:11 AM Korodzik
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* In ''Creator/JacekDukaj'''s novel ''Córka łupieżcy'', all the advanced technology of the future (including augmented reality, virtual avatars for dead/unborn people etc.) is secretly acquired from abandoned alien cities accessible through [[PortalCrossroadWorld the City]]. One character remarks that the moment the City was discovered, it pretty much rendered all science moot, except for archeology: there's no point in researching anything if you can already find the answer in the records of some highly advanced civilization.
19th Mar '17 9:03:42 PM LordXavius
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* The 1914 of ''Animation/WarOfTheWorldsGoliath'' is a {{Dieselpunk}} setting thanks to humans having retroengineered the technology of the downed Martian tripods.
26th Jan '17 3:05:12 PM margdean56
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Works where there are InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien instead of humans can also fit this trope.

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Works where there are InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien {{Insufficiently Advanced Alien}}s instead of humans can also fit this trope.
8th Jan '17 6:59:13 PM nombretomado
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** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', it's confirmed that [[spoiler:Altaïr had learned the design for the first handgun -- and forearm-mounted at that! --]] from a vision given by one of these, which had been implied in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. Also, in a brief scene at the beginning of the "Battle of Forli" DLC for ''II'', a brief activation of the Apple shows images of designs that LeonardoDaVinci (who was watching the Apple) would later set to paper.

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** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', it's confirmed that [[spoiler:Altaïr had learned the design for the first handgun -- and forearm-mounted at that! --]] from a vision given by one of these, which had been implied in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. Also, in a brief scene at the beginning of the "Battle of Forli" DLC for ''II'', a brief activation of the Apple shows images of designs that LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci (who was watching the Apple) would later set to paper.
11th Dec '16 9:38:37 PM Xtifr
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* ''Hard Landing'' by Algis Budrys, in which a bunch of crash landed alien Joes have to get by on Earth, and one of them decides to sell alien tech to the US.

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* ''Hard Landing'' by Algis Budrys, Creator/AlgisBudrys, in which a bunch of crash landed alien Joes have to get by on Earth, and one of them decides to sell alien tech to the US.
2nd Nov '16 7:44:59 AM nighttrainfm
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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] features a tech mogul who steals alien tech. According to him, Broadband is from {{Roswell|ThatEndsWell}}.

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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] features a tech mogul who steals hoards alien tech. artefacts for profit or [[TheCollector just to admire them]]. According to him, he's not the first: Broadband is from {{Roswell|ThatEndsWell}}.
14th Sep '16 12:06:19 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' and ''Ender's Shadow'', certain technologies like gravity manipulation and [[spoiler: Faster-than-Light communication]] come from reverse engineered alien technology.
** And then changed in the ''Earth Afire'' prequel where humanity already has gravity lensing technology ''before'' the Formics even get to Earth, courtesy of [[MegaCorp Juke Ltd]].

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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' and ''Ender's Shadow'', ''Literature/EndersShadow'', certain technologies like gravity manipulation and [[spoiler: Faster-than-Light [[spoiler:Faster-than-Light communication]] come from reverse engineered alien technology.
** And then changed in the ''Earth Afire'' ''Literature/EarthAfire'' prequel where humanity already has gravity lensing technology ''before'' the Formics even get to Earth, courtesy of [[MegaCorp Juke Ltd]].
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