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30th Oct '16 3:45:17 PM DustSnitch
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* ''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared'':
** A theme in "TIME" is that all the puppets become complacent and indifferent to life, instead getting distracted by, and wasting their time on, the computer, or complaining about missing their programme.
--> '''Yellow Guy:''' "An old man died."
--> '''Tony:''' "But LOOK! A computer!"
** This theme was expanded upon in the fourth instalment, where the focus is a singing computer who, at first, seems really helpful, touting how much knowledge he has and all the things he can do. However, he then starts asking the puppets extremely personal questions, such as what their blood type is and the colour of their hair. Later on, once the puppets are in the digital world, they can only do three things: look at stuff, try on clothes, and dance aimlessly. They do this again and again, seemingly forever, until Red decides to quit the whole thing.
** This comes up again in the final video. [[spoiler:It turns out all the strange Teachers that accosted the puppets were created by a large computer, and the series concludes with Red Guy attempting to shut it off.]]
30th Oct '16 3:25:50 PM nombretomado
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* In MercedesLackey's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Warning_%28Mercedes_Lackey_novel%29 The Mage Storms]]'' trilogy (part of the HeraldsOfValdemar series), a kingdom that runs on magic is disabled when magic becomes unreliable. Those who did things manually, and those too poor to afford magical assistance, do much better than their wealthier neighbors.

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* In MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Warning_%28Mercedes_Lackey_novel%29 The Mage Storms]]'' trilogy (part of the HeraldsOfValdemar Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series), a kingdom that runs on magic is disabled when magic becomes unreliable. Those who did things manually, and those too poor to afford magical assistance, do much better than their wealthier neighbors.
24th Oct '16 12:24:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** There's actually logic behind this: in a VR simulation, you're not fearing for your life, so once you get into the real thing, you're far more likely to act like a suicidal idiot.
*** Unless you make "death" a non-option, and just leave them writhing on the ground in simulated pain.
** In addition, in a VR simulation, you never kill real people, which tends to change your outlook on things.



** For the Amish, the family is a sacrosanct unit that technology should not threaten. So a telephone to be used only in the case of a medical emergency is fine, but a telephone that draws attention away from the immediate family and society is not.
6th Oct '16 11:27:36 AM DustSnitch
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* This a minor theme in [[Creator/ThisIsIt ''Don't Hug Me I'm Scared'']].

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* This a minor theme in [[Creator/ThisIsIt ''Don't Hug Me I'm Scared'']].''WebVideo/DontHugMeImScared''.
28th Sep '16 8:24:23 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''ComicBooks/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "You Don't Smurf Progress", Handy creates machines for his fellow Smurfs Baker, Miller, and Carpenter that take manual labor out of food production and furniture making. However, as life in the Smurf Village becomes further automated by machines, Handy creates a bunch of wooden robots that would do all the jobs in the village for the Smurfs, allowing themselves to luxuriate and to treat the machines with disdain. One of the robots eventually gains sentience through magic, which leads to the robots [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turning against their masters]] and forcing the Smurfs to work for them until Handy creates a robot filled with termites that destroys the robots, eventually restoring the village to normal and getting the Smurfs back to doing manual labor again.



* ''TheSmurfs'': In one episode, Brainy enchants a needle to sew clothing faster than Tailor Smurf. But the clothing is cheap and even Baby Smurf can detect the lack of tender loving care sewn into his diapers. To finally drop the Anvil, attempts to disable the magic needle turn it evil, and it attacks the villagers.

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* ''TheSmurfs'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': In one episode, Brainy enchants a needle to sew clothing faster than Tailor Smurf. But the clothing is cheap and even Baby Smurf can detect the lack of tender loving care sewn into his diapers. To finally drop the Anvil, attempts to disable the magic needle turn it evil, and it attacks the villagers.
19th Sep '16 1:15:52 AM eroock
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->''Before that steam drill shall beat me down,\\
I'll die with my hammer in my hand.''

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->''Before ->''"Before that steam drill shall beat me down,\\
I'll die with my hammer in my hand.''"''
26th Aug '16 8:33:00 PM jormis29
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* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', the employees of the toothpaste factory are replaced by a machine to put caps on tubes -- this results in Charlie's father being laid off. Interestingly, [[spoiler: he ends up being hired back to repair and maintain the same machine. Though logically, if the machine is to be worth anything it must replace more workers than it takes to repair and maintain it; that is, a bunch of people still need to have lost their jobs -- it's just that none of them are Charlie's father...]].

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* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', the employees of the toothpaste factory are replaced by a machine to put caps on tubes -- this results in Charlie's father being laid off. Interestingly, [[spoiler: he ends up being hired back to repair and maintain the same machine. Though logically, if the machine is to be worth anything it must replace more workers than it takes to repair and maintain it; that is, a bunch of people still need to have lost their jobs -- it's just that none of them are Charlie's father...]].machine]].
26th Aug '16 8:46:51 AM Mr_White
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** Not exactly. [[spoiler:Aquinas Hub is a single center of all the global communication, giving its holder an unsurpassed ability to gather and control information. Its destruction and 'new dark ages' means bringing communication technology back to the era of dispersed global network, i.e. present day. It is more about thwarting the plans of totalitarian plans of the BigBad rather than opposing technological progress as such.]]
14th Aug '16 1:43:13 PM nombretomado
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* [[DoctorSteel Dr. Steel's]] idea of a perfect world is where everything un-fun is done with automatons. He has already attempted the creation of a robot band, but things [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]].

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* [[DoctorSteel [[Music/DoctorSteel Dr. Steel's]] idea of a perfect world is where everything un-fun is done with automatons. He has already attempted the creation of a robot band, but things [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]].
24th Jul '16 6:59:25 AM TheNerfGuy
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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'', Red Feather (a RecurringCharacter on the heroes' side with a large fanbase) this philosophy, more or less, but isn't as extreme as most examples, disliking technology and seeing it as a key reason for the pollution and damage to the environment. (She does use a Duel Disk and an old Jeep Wrangler for transportation, but it is stated she doesn't even like using ''those''.)


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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'', the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'', Red Feather (a RecurringCharacter on the heroes' side with a large fanbase) this philosophy, more or less, but isn't as extreme as most examples, disliking technology and seeing it as a key reason for the pollution and damage to the environment. (She does use a Duel Disk and an old Jeep Wrangler for transportation, but it is stated she doesn't even like using ''those''.)

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