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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.
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.
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