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7th Jun '17 3:18:24 PM shawn_allen
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--->'''Sonny:''" Can you?

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--->'''Sonny:''" --->'''Sonny:''' Can you?
7th Jun '17 3:16:23 PM shawn_allen
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** Spooned tries to explain to Sonny that the robot might copy the design faster, a human needed to create it in the first place.
--->'''Spooner:''' Can s robot write a symphony or paint a masterpiece?"
--->'''Sonny:''" Can you?
17th May '17 5:23:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Mr. Harriman in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''; he's a MeanBoss who tends to treat his employees like crap, has rather stern (and often absurd) efficiency rules, dresses decades out of style, and ''really'' hates technology. Oh course, being Ms. Foster's imaginary friend, he's been around a ''very'' long time, having been "born" when she was a child, and is more accustomed to the old ways.
12th May '17 6:22:48 PM CyberTiger88
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* Unlike the other ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' has an {{Anvilicious}} Luddite aesop, where a peaceful and agrarian SpaceAmish race that swore off advanced technology is victimized by corrupt Federation officials who want to study how to replicate the natural phenomena that grants them eternal life. Although Picard did not start pulling rank until he realized that the villains were planning to destroy the phenomena too. This is a bit of a BerserkButton among some Star Trek fans, since Gene Roddenberry's original vision of the series was to promote the benefits and promise that technology could bring.

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* Unlike the other ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' has an {{Anvilicious}} Luddite aesop, where a peaceful and agrarian SpaceAmish race that swore off advanced technology is victimized by corrupt Federation officials who want to study how to replicate the natural phenomena that grants them eternal life. Although Picard did not start pulling rank until he realized that the villains were planning to destroy the phenomena too. This is a bit of a BerserkButton FandomBerserkButton among some Star Trek fans, since Gene Roddenberry's original vision of the series was to promote the benefits and promise that technology could bring.
18th Apr '17 5:37:52 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''[[StrawberryShortcake Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures]]'', Lemon Meringue gets a [[ThingOMatic Salon-o-matic]] that styles hair and gives perfect manicures and pedicures. Unfortunately, this puts her out of a job, and while she tries to find a new calling in Berry Bitty City, she soon feels the need to leave. Though her friends try to convince her to stay, it isn't until Strawberry Shortcake points out that the Salon-o-matic doesn't have the human touch that she decides to stay (and send back the offending machine).

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* In one episode of ''[[StrawberryShortcake ''[[WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures]]'', Lemon Meringue gets a [[ThingOMatic Salon-o-matic]] that styles hair and gives perfect manicures and pedicures. Unfortunately, this puts her out of a job, and while she tries to find a new calling in Berry Bitty City, she soon feels the need to leave. Though her friends try to convince her to stay, it isn't until Strawberry Shortcake points out that the Salon-o-matic doesn't have the human touch that she decides to stay (and send back the offending machine).
16th Apr '17 9:06:45 PM nombretomado
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* This thinking is eventually revealed to be the motivation behind the Bloody Mantis, something of a [[TheMafia mafia]] in SteambotChronicles. Oddly, only if you don't join them. The overall theme of the game is an inversion, however, and there are multiple sidequests to bring technology to areas that haven't been industrialized yet.

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* This thinking is eventually revealed to be the motivation behind the Bloody Mantis, something of a [[TheMafia mafia]] in SteambotChronicles.''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles''. Oddly, only if you don't join them. The overall theme of the game is an inversion, however, and there are multiple sidequests to bring technology to areas that haven't been industrialized yet.
1st Feb '17 11:12:02 PM mat
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According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Ludd/ folklore]], sometime in the late 18th century or early 19th century, a man named Ned Ludd broke into a factory and destroyed two machines. A movement to oppose the industrial revolution was named after him, spear-headed by those who saw their jobs being done more efficiently by new machinery. They claimed that inventions such as the Spinning Jenny would lead to mass unemployment, since where would the spinners go? The Luddites failed to understand, or were simply too poor to take advantage of, the fact that increased efficiency in Part A of the economy leads to increased economic activity - and therefore theoretically more jobs - in other parts of the economy, who now can buy cheaper machine-made products from Part A and therefore can spend the saved money elsewhere.

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According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Ludd/ org/wiki/Ned_Ludd folklore]], sometime in the late 18th century or early 19th century, a man named Ned Ludd broke into a factory and destroyed two machines. A movement to oppose the industrial revolution was named after him, spear-headed by those who saw their jobs being done more efficiently by new machinery. They claimed that inventions such as the Spinning Jenny would lead to mass unemployment, since where would the spinners go? The Luddites failed to understand, or were simply too poor to take advantage of, the fact that increased efficiency in Part A of the economy leads to increased economic activity - and therefore theoretically more jobs - in other parts of the economy, who now can buy cheaper machine-made products from Part A and therefore can spend the saved money elsewhere.
13th Jan '17 7:21:19 PM Valen
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* Subverted with the Brotherhood of Steel in ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}''. Though they originally seek to simply preserve technology of the Old World (Even reintroducing it out in one ending of the first ''VideoGame/Fallout1''), later depictions of the organization show it as simply hoarding it all for themselves, partly because they believe TheWorldIsNotReady and partly because they've declined in power and want to keep from losing their stake in the world. Since Old World technology was what caused almost the entire planet to become a radioactive hellhole, who's to say how right they are to keep what they've found under lock and key.
12th Jan '17 5:34:04 AM Basara-kun
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See also ArtisticLicenseEconomics, GreenAesop. May be the ({{s|caleOfScientificSins}}inful) Discipline in HarmonyVersusDiscipline. May be enforced by StatusQuoIsGod (and in extreme cases, a ResetButton). Compare IndustrializedEvil, where evil itself uses the scientific method and/or efficient methods of "production" (not necessarily machines, but that's popular too). Contrast EvilLuddite, for when being against technology is portrayed in a negative light.

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See also ArtisticLicenseEconomics, GreenAesop. May be the ({{s|caleOfScientificSins}}inful) Discipline in HarmonyVersusDiscipline. May be enforced by StatusQuoIsGod (and in extreme cases, a ResetButton). Compare IndustrializedEvil, where evil itself uses the scientific method and/or efficient methods of "production" (not necessarily machines, but that's popular too).too) and {{Technophobia}}, a mild version of this trope, mostly a SubTrope. Contrast EvilLuddite, for when being against technology is portrayed in a negative light.
30th Dec '16 5:28:28 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': One episode intentionally invokes the story of John Henry in regards to Adrian Monk vs. the technologically supplied FBI agents. However, given how over the top the FBI acts, it's likely this was more of a parody of modern crime dramas, such as ''Series/{{CSI}}''. In the end, the escaping bad guy is caught thanks to a high-tec hand-held device... that the chief threw at him.

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': One episode "[[Recap/MonkS5E15MrMonkAndTheReallyReallyDeadGuy Mr. Monk and the Really, Really Dead Guy]" intentionally invokes the story of John Henry in regards to Adrian Monk vs. the technologically supplied FBI agents. However, given how over the top the FBI acts, it's likely this was more of a parody of modern crime dramas, such as ''Series/{{CSI}}''. In the end, the escaping bad guy is caught thanks to a high-tec hand-held device... that the chief threw at him.
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