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31st Jan '16 8:10:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' had a take on the movie DeepImpact where the president reveals all the nations secrets in the shadow of impending doom. One of these is the existence of aliens who brought us technical marvels such as both Playstation 1 and 2. (3 and 4 had yet to be released)
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* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' had a take on the movie DeepImpact Film/DeepImpact where the president reveals all the nations nation's secrets in the shadow of impending doom. One of these is the existence of aliens who brought us technical marvels such as both Playstation 1 and 2. (3 and 4 had yet to be released)
15th Dec '15 9:27:57 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/NexusTheJupiterIncident'', it's heavily implied that the last of the [[{{Precursor}} Creators]] influenced humanity's development up until the 19th century (when the last one died) in order to result in the creation of compatible computing technology and [=AIs=] that could merge with Angel, the AI they left behind in an asteroid base near Pluto. All to combat their own creations, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Mechanoids]].
15th Dec '15 9:14:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* We've evidently gotten quite a bit of knowledge out of that one crashed spaceship in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. An extended version of the film explicitly states that it was used to create Earth computers, which also {{handwave}}s the vulnerability of the mothership to a computer virus.
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* We've evidently gotten quite a bit of knowledge out of that one crashed spaceship in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. An extended version of the film explicitly states that it was used to create Earth computers, which also {{handwave}}s the vulnerability of the mothership to a computer virus. Continues in the [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence sequel]], with humanity rebuilding and reverse-engineering even more alien tech in the 20-year gap between the films. This includes powerful hybrid jet fighters with shields, handheld energy weapons, and the ability to build bases on the Moon, Mars, and Rhea (one of Saturn's moons). This not only helps humanity deal with TheRemnant on Earth but prepare for the return of the aliens.
19th Nov '15 6:12:48 AM StFan
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* Preventing the reverse of this--keeping Human/Federation tech out of the hands of alien civilizations whose society might be altered by it--is one of the original reasons for ''Franchise/StarTrek's'' [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]].
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* Preventing the reverse of this--keeping this -- keeping Human/Federation tech out of the hands of alien civilizations whose society might be altered by it--is it -- is one of the original reasons for ''Franchise/StarTrek's'' [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]].
30th Oct '15 10:15:12 PM KhymChanur
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** In general, once the Foundation has analyzed something to the point where it's completely understood, they arrange of 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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** In general, once the Foundation has analyzed something to the point where it's completely understood, they arrange of 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.
30th Oct '15 8:08:52 PM FF32
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* In ''FanFic/HarryTano'', the presence of former Jedi Ahsoka Tano soon leads to Republic Tech being recreated on Earth, albeit with a large portion of it being MagiTech until workarounds can be found.
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* In ''FanFic/HarryTano'', the presence of former Jedi Ahsoka Tano soon leads to Republic Tech being recreated on Earth, albeit with a large portion of it being MagiTech {{Magitek}} until workarounds can be found.
13th Oct '15 2:11:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChappellesShow had a take on the movie DeepImpact where the president reveals all the nations secrets in the shadow of impending doom. One of these is the existence of aliens who brought us technical marvels such as both Playstation 1 and 2. (3 and 4 had yet to be released)
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* ChappellesShow ''Series/ChappellesShow'' had a take on the movie DeepImpact where the president reveals all the nations secrets in the shadow of impending doom. One of these is the existence of aliens who brought us technical marvels such as both Playstation 1 and 2. (3 and 4 had yet to be released)
21st Aug '15 3:46:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''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. * Inverted and played straight in ''GoMutants'', where the human invention of nuclear weapons brings our planet to the attention of alien races [[spoiler:leading one of them to invent the [[strike:internet]] PLEX for us.]] * In ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'' (both book and film), alien protagonist Thomas Jerome Newton starts an Earthly corporate empire via his people's inventions (electronics, film stock, etc., all far ahead of human technology) with the intent of raising the capital he needs to fulfill his mission.
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* In the ''MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' ''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. * Inverted and played straight in ''GoMutants'', ''Literature/GoMutants'', where the human invention of nuclear weapons brings our planet to the attention of alien races [[spoiler:leading one of them to invent the [[strike:internet]] PLEX for us.]] * In ''TheManWhoFellToEarth'' ''Literature/TheManWhoFellToEarth'' (both book and film), alien protagonist Thomas Jerome Newton starts an Earthly corporate empire via his people's inventions (electronics, film stock, etc., all far ahead of human technology) with the intent of raising the capital he needs to fulfill his mission.

* In OrsonScottCard's ''EndersGame'' and ''Ender's Shadow'', certain technologies like gravity manipulation and [[spoiler: Faster-than-Light communication]] come from reverse engineered alien technology.
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* In OrsonScottCard's ''EndersGame'' 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.

* In ''[[GarrettPI Angry Lead Skies]]'', two of the "[[UnusualEuphemism silver elves]]" [[TouchedByVorlons enhance Kip Prose's brain]] so he'll invent better and better technology, hoping that he'll eventually create the industrial base for them to repair their ship. [[spoiler: They're taken home by some of the other Visitors, but Kip retains his inventiveness and uses it to introduce stuff like tricycles, pencils, and folding umbrellas to [=TunFaire=] in later books.]]
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* In ''[[GarrettPI ''[[Literature/GarrettPI Angry Lead Skies]]'', two of the "[[UnusualEuphemism silver elves]]" [[TouchedByVorlons enhance Kip Prose's brain]] so he'll invent better and better technology, hoping that he'll eventually create the industrial base for them to repair their ship. [[spoiler: They're taken home by some of the other Visitors, but Kip retains his inventiveness and uses it to introduce stuff like tricycles, pencils, and folding umbrellas to [=TunFaire=] in later books.]]
15th Jun '15 9:42:09 PM DarkHunter
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** In # 14, the tea visits [[Area51 Zone 91]], where the government is rumo study a crashd alien spaceship. A crazy woman at the beginning of the book strongly believes this is how humans got computers, but at the end we find out [[spoiler:there ''is'' an alien construct being studied... an Andalite ''toilet''. And an obsolete model at that.]] According to Ax, humans can't learn anything from it, so they decide not to say anything to the military devoting their lives to hopefully reaching the stars.
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** In # 14, the tea team visits [[Area51 [[{{Area51}} Zone 91]], where the government is rumo study rumored to be studying a crashd crashed alien spaceship. A crazy woman at the beginning of the book strongly believes this is how humans got computers, but at the end we find out [[spoiler:there ''is'' an alien construct being studied... an Andalite ''toilet''. And an obsolete model at that.]] According to Ax, humans can't learn anything from it, so they decide not to say anything to the military devoting their lives to hopefully reaching the stars.
15th Jun '15 5:35:38 PM Discar
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[TechnologyMarchesOn "Behold our superior technology: the mobile wireless telecommunicator!]] ]] ->''"We own the patents on a few things we confiscated from out-of-state visitors: velcro, microwave ovens, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking liposuction]]."'' -->--'''K''', ''Film/MenInBlack''
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[TechnologyMarchesOn "Behold our superior technology: the mobile wireless telecommunicator!]] telecommunicator!"]] ]] ->''"We own the patents on a few things we confiscated from out-of-state visitors: velcro, microwave ovens, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking liposuction]].liposuction."'' -->--'''K''', -->-- '''K''', ''Film/MenInBlack''
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