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12th Jun '18 3:00:41 PM MetaFour
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1073 SCP-1073 ("Computing Microbes")]]. The silicon chip technology that almost 90% of the Earth's computer systems are based on came from information provided by SCP-1073.
** In general, once the Foundation has analyzed something to the point where it's completely understood, they arrange for what they've learned to be released to the general public, since at that point it's no longer considered to be paranormal/anomalous.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1073 SCP-1073 ("Computing Microbes")]]. The silicon chip technology that almost 90% of the Earth's computer systems are based on came from information provided by SCP-1073.
** In general, once the Foundation has analyzed something to the point where it's completely understood, they arrange for what they've learned to be released to the general public, since at that point it's no longer considered to be paranormal/anomalous.
* ''Literature/TheTimTebowCFLChronicles'' has a non-E.T. example. ''All'' technology was actually invented by the scientists of [[HiddenElfVillage Greenland City]], and they've been secretly sharing their knowledge with the outside world, bit by bit.
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7th Mar '18 2:52:42 PM StarSword
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31st Dec '17 4:52:56 AM DavidCowie
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* ''Series/{{Fringe}}:'' It is implied that many of Massive Dynamic's tech advances are copied from the parallel universe: the Other Side is far enough ahead of us to be worth copying, but not so far ahead as to be beyond us.
11th Dec '17 2:34:15 PM Chabal2
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* Inverted in ''ComicBook/LesInnommables'', where the Roswell spacecraft is actually an experimental Russian aircraft with a pilot in suspended animation. The Americans are studying it, but the Chinese send agents to steal it.
14th Nov '17 5:26:14 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' series by Creator/BruceCoville, an alien helps humanity develop television in hopes that it will slow humanity's development. He later regrets the interference.

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* In the ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' series by Creator/BruceCoville, an alien helps humanity develop television in hopes that it will slow humanity's development. He later regrets the interference.interference[[note]]The idea was to be so much of a distraction that it ''slowed down'' human technological development (already much [[HumansAdvanceSwiftly faster]] than any other race) to allow society to catch up. The result was... pretty much the opposite of that.[[/note]].
30th Oct '17 12:32:42 PM PrimeEvil
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* In Volume 2 of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', [[Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds the Martians]] do their damnedest to avert this: They retrieve the parts of fallen Fighting-Machines during the battle with the ''Nautilus''.
3rd Oct '17 8:52:32 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', wizards from another world are responsible for [=JavaScript=] ([[FunctionalMagic it was styled after their magic system]]).
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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.
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