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25th May '17 9:34:52 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''VideoGame/RimWorld'' plays this both forwards and backwards, as the background concept is that on any given rim world there are distinct cultures that interact with each other but are nonetheless living at very different tech levels. In game terms, your own faction begins at either "tribal" or "colony" (space-faring but stranded) level, which dictates which technologies on the extensive tech tree will be pre-learned. Anybody can use the products of any technology (e.g., scavenged weapons, advanced medicines bought from a trader), but to make something yourself may require research--a lot of research. It works both ways, in that beginning at a higher tech level leaves some more primitive techs locked, and actually puts you at a disadvantage when you try to research them. For example, colonist types have forgotten how to brew beer.
12th May '17 4:16:48 PM JOKER_G
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* What happens when traditional "sons, not daughters" societies as in the Middle East, India and China gain access to prenatal gender testing and abortion? Well despite laws actively trying to prevent it, the birth ratio is as skewed as 100 male to 90 female newborns in some places. If there were no laws against it, the ratio would probably be even worse. China, in particular, has a massive problem with this in that there is now a whole industry build around finding Chinese(-descended) women in foreign countries and ''kidnapping'' them to forcefully marry them to Chinese men in the homeland.

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* What happens when traditional "sons, not daughters" societies as in the Middle East, India and China gain access to prenatal gender testing and abortion? Well despite laws actively trying to prevent it, the birth ratio is as skewed as 100 male to 90 female newborns in some places. If there were no laws against it, the ratio would probably be even worse. China, in particular, has a massive problem with this in that there is now a whole industry build around finding Chinese(-descended) women in foreign countries human trafficking and ''kidnapping'' them to forcefully marry them to Chinese men in the homeland.marriage.
8th May '17 11:44:45 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VII'': This turns out to be a hinge point in the conflict between the two groups of eight mysterious visitors once their origins are revealed -- they're[[spoiler: [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo the protagonists if III]]]], so while they have acquired an impressive knowledge of Ancient technology, they're still using technology ''far'' beyond their cultural background and with limited knowledge outside how to repair and use the machinery. Half recognise this, and want to keep looking for the Ancients on the logic the people who actually ''built'' the things in the first place would be far more capable at uplifting their lost colonies. The other half... [[spoiler: [[RogueProtagonist wants to take over the world.]] They try to spin it as uplifting where they are instead of keeping on looking for a civilisation that might be long gone, but their actions and less restrained dialogue make clear they mostly just want to rule as kings.]]
18th Apr '17 2:37:26 PM Yozzy
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* The Saiyans from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' are a brutal race of violent barbarians with a constantly warring society built entirely on an AsskickingEqualsAuthority political system. They live in houses carved out of stone but, because they work for the Planet Trade Organization, they have access to technology far beyond their normal capabilities, such as interplanetary spaceships, healing pods, incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight body armor, Scouters capable of reading PowerLevels, as well as an assortment of other high-tech goodies.

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* The Saiyans from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' are a brutal race of violent barbarians with a constantly warring society built entirely on an AsskickingEqualsAuthority political system. They live in houses carved out of initially lived stone but, because huts and wore simple fur, but ([[ContinuitySnarl depending on who you listen to]]) they work for gained high-tech after they reverse engineered the technologically of their advanced neighbors after wiping them out, or got it after being recruited into [[TheEmpire the Planet Trade Organization, they Organization]] as EliteMooks. They have access to technology far beyond their normal capabilities, such as interplanetary spaceships, healing pods, incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight body armor, Scouters capable of reading PowerLevels, as well as an assortment of other high-tech goodies.
4th Apr '17 3:57:15 AM DarthWalrus
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* Korean (and to a lesser extent, Chinese and Japanese) culture can be considered this when it comes to aviation, with the highly hierarchical "respect your elders" Confucian-influenced culture being in some cases ''lethal'' in airplanes. The co-pilot has to double check everything the captain does and vice versa, yet co-pilots often are afraid to correct their captain's mistakes, as the captain is their elder. This has actually led to ''crashes''. Korean Air has acknowledged this and is attempting to fix the problem with new pilot training.

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* Korean (and to a lesser extent, Chinese and Japanese) culture can be considered this when it comes to aviation, with the highly hierarchical "respect your elders" Confucian-influenced culture being in some cases ''lethal'' in airplanes. The co-pilot has to double check everything the captain does and vice versa, yet co-pilots often are afraid to correct their captain's mistakes, as the captain is their elder. This has actually led to ''crashes''.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Cargo_Flight_8509 crashes]]''. Korean Air has acknowledged this and is attempting to fix the problem with new pilot training.
27th Mar '17 1:46:36 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.
27th Mar '17 1:45:30 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.
27th Mar '17 1:45:30 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.
27th Mar '17 1:45:29 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.
27th Mar '17 1:45:29 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': the unnamed civilization in the [[ShiftingSandLand Lanayru Desert]] region had built large industrial complexes that produced mining facilities, advanced ships, "Time Stones" capable of locally shifting time, and intelligent autonomous robots maintaining them all. But their unchecked expansion led to the desertification of what was once a region of lush fields and seas and the collapse of their civilization. civilization. By the time Link arrives there, he must use the Time Stones in order to shift time back to when things were still functional, and even then he must rely on the robots to work some of the more complex devices.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': at a time when Hyrule produced many advanced technologies, the Sheikah decided to develop a variety of high-tech {{Magitek}} tools to help the future Hero fight Ganon: the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]], the [[StarfishRobots Guardians]], the Shrines, and the Sheikah Slate. Millennia later, when a less advanced Hyrule unearths these things in preparation for Ganon's imminent return, they set up the Divine Beasts and Guardians and try to decipher the Shrine entrances and the Sheikah Slate's runes. runes. They actually do pretty well in putting these artifacts to use, but the fact that Ganon had turned into an EldritchAbomination capable of possessing the Divine Beasts and Guardians and turning them against Hyrule was a major unforeseen factor.
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