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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]].
4th Aug '16 4:15:16 PM Neakal
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', there are some very vague hints that the Jump Gates used across Sirius have alien origin. Since the plot of the game (and indeed the game itself) went through some revisions, it is unclear if this plot hook was ever meant to have any payoff.
6th Jun '16 5:58:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pseudo-example in TheStinger of the second ''NightAtTheMuseum'' movie, where a cell phone left in a ''portrait-sized photograph'' prompted a guy from just after WWII to attempt to reverse engineer it. According to the photo, his name was Joey Motorola. Motorola, Inc. was founded in 1928 by Paul V. Galvin [[OlderThanTheyThink and was]] ''[[OlderThanTheyThink already]]'' [[OlderThanTheyThink making hand-held radios in 1940]].

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* Pseudo-example in TheStinger of the second ''NightAtTheMuseum'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'' movie, where a cell phone left in a ''portrait-sized photograph'' prompted a guy from just after WWII to attempt to reverse engineer it. According to the photo, his name was Joey Motorola. Motorola, Inc. was founded in 1928 by Paul V. Galvin [[OlderThanTheyThink and was]] ''[[OlderThanTheyThink already]]'' [[OlderThanTheyThink making hand-held radios in 1940]].
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