History Main / LostTechnology

23rd Feb '17 12:12:10 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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21st Feb '17 5:29:39 PM Gosicrystal
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** The Enlightened Ones of Zeal in 12,000 BC use {{Magitek}} that no era, not even the future, can match. However, when [[AndManGrewProud Man Grew Proud]] and Zeal fell from the skies, the knowledge of Zeal was LostForever. Though relics from the Dark Ages survive, such as the Masamune, the Sun Stone and the Pendant of the Guardia royal family, the power of magic was lost to humans, {{Magitek}} was never rediscovered, and technology in the future went down a purely nonmagical path.

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** The Enlightened Ones of Zeal in 12,000 BC use {{Magitek}} that no era, not even the future, can match. However, when [[AndManGrewProud Man Grew Proud]] and Zeal fell from the skies, the knowledge of Zeal was LostForever.lost. Though relics from the Dark Ages survive, such as the Masamune, the Sun Stone and the Pendant of the Guardia royal family, the power of magic was lost to humans, {{Magitek}} was never rediscovered, and technology in the future went down a purely nonmagical path.
12th Feb '17 9:52:33 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Valyrian steel can be reworked by experts, but no one knows how to make it anymore.
5th Feb '17 3:00:03 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/TheCitizenSeries'': It's indicated that a lot of old Earth ("Third Civilization") knowledge has been lost, leading to a certain degree of SchizoTech between the Home Worlds, the colonies, and especially the Riders who have devolved back to Stone Age nomadic hunter-gatherers. Destry comes up with several innovations (for example, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII fighter plane doctrines applied to frame fighting) by going over surviving historical records.
23rd Jan '17 1:28:51 AM DeepRed
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* In 1986, the BBC Domesday Project implemented a fully interactive and searchable database of the Domesday census books. The project's hardware used an Acorn BBC Master System which was state-of-the-art in its day, but was not widely purchased by the British public. As years passed, [[TechnologyMarchesOn machines that could read the project were becoming rare]], and fears of digital obsolescence [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes spurred on efforts to preserve it and make it accessible from the Internet]].

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* In 1986, the BBC Domesday Project implemented a fully interactive and searchable database of the Domesday census books. The project's hardware used an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Master Acorn BBC Master System System]] which was state-of-the-art in its day, but was not widely purchased by the British public. As years passed, [[TechnologyMarchesOn machines that could read the project were becoming rare]], and fears of digital obsolescence [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes spurred on efforts to preserve it and make it accessible from the Internet]].
21st Jan '17 7:05:20 PM DeepRed
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* In 1986, the BBC Domesday Project implemented a fully interactive and searchable database of the Domesday census books. The project's hardware used an Acorn BBC Master System which was state-of-the-art in its day, but was not widely purchased by the British public. As years passed, machines that could read the project were becoming rare, and fears of digital obsolescence spurred on efforts to preserve it and make it accessible from the Internet.

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* In 1986, the BBC Domesday Project implemented a fully interactive and searchable database of the Domesday census books. The project's hardware used an Acorn BBC Master System which was state-of-the-art in its day, but was not widely purchased by the British public. As years passed, [[TechnologyMarchesOn machines that could read the project were becoming rare, rare]], and fears of digital obsolescence [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes spurred on efforts to preserve it and make it accessible from the Internet.Internet]].
21st Jan '17 7:03:26 PM DeepRed
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* Avro Canada had actually made working versions of many stereotypical "Sci Fi" concepts like flying cars, but when their flagship project [[CoolPlane the Avro Arrow]] was sunk, the company broke apart. There's even parts of various Avro projects being found and rumors of others.

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* Avro Canada had actually made working versions of many stereotypical "Sci Fi" concepts like flying cars, but when their flagship project [[CoolPlane the Avro Arrow]] was sunk, the company broke apart.apart and the blueprints and prototypes were scrapped for national security reasons. There's even parts of various Avro projects being found and rumors of others.
10th Jan '17 2:04:43 PM EDP
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** There's also companies like IPX ('''I'''nter'''P'''lanetary '''E'''xpeditions), who travel to planets that were once home to long-dead civilizations, looking for Lost Technology among the rubble. While they have a tendency to find more than they bargained for (such as the Ikarran protector that started tearing through B5), they have also found useful things ([=EarthForce=] Interceptors, point defence guns so accurate they can reliably [[ShootTheBullet swat out of the sky enemy weapon fire]] and casually annihilate fighter attacks, were reverse-engineered from an ancient alien starship found by IPX).

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** There's also companies like IPX ('''I'''nter'''P'''lanetary '''E'''xpeditions), who travel to planets that were once home to long-dead civilizations, looking for Lost Technology among the rubble. While they have a tendency to find more than they bargained for (such as the Ikarran protector that started tearing through B5), they have also found useful things ([=EarthForce=] Interceptors, point defence guns so accurate they can reliably [[ShootTheBullet swat out of the sky enemy weapon fire]] and casually annihilate fighter attacks, attacks coupled with an energy barrier to soften what enemy fire gets through, were reverse-engineered from an ancient alien starship found by IPX).
10th Jan '17 2:01:26 PM EDP
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* Invoked with the Zentraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' and ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] English adaptation ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', who know absolutely nothing about building or repairing their various technologies. It turns out that this is a deliberate ploy on the part of their creators (the Protoculture in ''Macross'' and the Robotech Masters in ''Robotech'') to ensure that the Zentraedi must always depend on them to repair and replace used ammunition and broken parts and thus prevent a rebellion. While it works for the Robotech Masters (as Dolza, commander of the Zentradi, ''did'' want to rebel according to the ExpandedUniverse but knew he had no chance due to that factor), the Protoculture ended up exterminated when they were forced to deactivate the ''other'' safeguard.

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* Invoked with the Zentraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' and ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] English adaptation ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', who know absolutely nothing about building or repairing their various technologies. It turns out that this is a deliberate ploy on the part of their creators (the Protoculture in ''Macross'' and the Robotech Masters in ''Robotech'') to ensure that the Zentraedi must always depend on them to repair and replace used ammunition and broken parts and thus prevent a rebellion. While it works for the Robotech Masters (as Dolza, commander of the Zentradi, ''did'' want to rebel according to the ExpandedUniverse but knew he had no chance due to that factor), the Protoculture ended up exterminated [[GodzillaThreshold when they were forced to deactivate the]] ''[[GodzillaThreshold other]]'' [[GodzillaThreshold safeguard]] and couldn't reactivate it fast enough once the ''other'' safeguard.danger was over.
21st Dec '16 12:25:13 AM Xtifr
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* The BigBad in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', Arawn used to travel the continent, stealing and hoarding magical devices and other more advanced technologies. Somehow he ended up also stealing the knowledge of the making of such devices, such that he sits on a treasure trove of Lost Technology, while the rest of the population wallows in ignorance.

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* The BigBad in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', Arawn used to travel the continent, stealing and hoarding magical devices and other more advanced technologies. Somehow he ended up also stealing the knowledge of the making of such devices, such that he sits on a treasure trove of Lost Technology, while the rest of the population wallows in ignorance.
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