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24th Jul '16 10:53:02 AM nombretomado
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* The Construct Council in ChinaMieville'a ''PerdidoStreetStation''. A massive AI in a scrapyard with worshipers. However it still has to communicate through a dead body hooked up to it. [[spoiler: As they leave Isaac notes that for the spokesperson to work, they must have ''been alive'' when they were hooked up.]] Also in the gap between this and the sequels ''Literature/TheScar'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'', there is a [[{{RobotWar}} purging of all constructs]] from the city for fear of what they could become.

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* The Construct Council in ChinaMieville'a Creator/ChinaMieville'a ''PerdidoStreetStation''. A massive AI in a scrapyard with worshipers. However it still has to communicate through a dead body hooked up to it. [[spoiler: As they leave Isaac notes that for the spokesperson to work, they must have ''been alive'' when they were hooked up.]] Also in the gap between this and the sequels ''Literature/TheScar'' and ''Literature/IronCouncil'', there is a [[{{RobotWar}} purging of all constructs]] from the city for fear of what they could become.
19th Jul '16 1:18:54 AM Nightmask
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* One ''ComicBook/MagnusRobotFighter'' villain in the original run was a human who so worshiped the robots he had himself coated in metal so he could look like one and acted like one to the best of his ability until he was defeated.
20th May '16 2:19:48 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/StarTrekExMachina'', a book in the StarTrekNovelVerse, posits a faction like this in the post-colonization society of [[CargoCult Yonada]], which makes a fair amount of sense. This faction regards Kirk as a "god-killer" for his frequent destruction of artificial intelligences, and interprets V'Ger as having escaped him, not understanding that V'Ger was only able to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence by incorporating humanoid emotion.

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* ''Literature/StarTrekExMachina'', a book in the StarTrekNovelVerse, Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse, posits a faction like this in the post-colonization society of [[CargoCult Yonada]], which makes a fair amount of sense. This faction regards Kirk as a "god-killer" for his frequent destruction of artificial intelligences, and interprets V'Ger as having escaped him, not understanding that V'Ger was only able to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence by incorporating humanoid emotion.
25th Mar '16 1:52:17 PM WillKeaton
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* The Techno-Techno order of the ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse are firm embodiments of this trope, under an organization explicitly derived from the Catholic Church, with a Techno-Pope served by Techno-Bishops and so on. They mix this with elements of the Harkonnen and the Tleilaxu, as despite their technical knowledge, they ultimately wish to gain more wealth and influence rather than foster innovation, understanding and creativity.

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* The Techno-Techno order of the ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse ''ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse'' are firm embodiments of this trope, under an organization explicitly derived from the Catholic Church, with a Techno-Pope served by Techno-Bishops and so on. They mix this with elements of the Harkonnen and the Tleilaxu, as despite their technical knowledge, they ultimately wish to gain more wealth and influence rather than foster innovation, understanding and creativity.
9th Mar '16 5:54:59 PM LordInsane
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** So-called Hereteks (heretical Adepts of the Mechanicus) are often various brands of this that just vary from Mechanicus dogma (the Dark Mechanicus usually are counted as Hereteks, for instance) -- though not always, as of course seeing things more like a modern engineer or scientist is heresy.
9th Jan '16 7:16:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* SymphonyX has a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBqfbCFcPTo "Church of the Machine"]] that is very much this. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Church-Of-The-Machine-lyrics-Symphony-X/68ADEFC5BCD9D13448256CAF0014F594 Have a look at the lyrics.]]

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* SymphonyX Music/SymphonyX has a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBqfbCFcPTo "Church of the Machine"]] that is very much this. [[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Church-Of-The-Machine-lyrics-Symphony-X/68ADEFC5BCD9D13448256CAF0014F594 Have a look at the lyrics.]]
6th Jan '16 3:17:31 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare with CargoCult, in which technology is worshiped as a means to an end, without understanding. See also TheSingularity, a possible outcome if a whole society joins the Machine Cult, and UnwillingRoboticisation, when the mechanisation is forced upon people who refused it. When the ''[=AI=]'' is the one who decides [[AGodAmI it's a god]], you have a case of DeusEstMachina. Can become [[NightmareFuel very, very scary]] if combined with CyberneticsEatYourSoul.

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Compare with CargoCult, in which technology is worshiped as a means to an end, without understanding. See also TheSingularity, a possible outcome if a whole society joins the Machine Cult, and UnwillingRoboticisation, when the mechanisation is forced upon people who refused it. When the ''[=AI=]'' is the one who decides [[AGodAmI it's a god]], you have a case of DeusEstMachina. Can become [[NightmareFuel very, very scary]] if combined with CyberneticsEatYourSoul.
CyberneticsEatYourSoul. Not to be confused with RobotReligion.
24th Dec '15 12:00:56 PM LordInsane
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* The '[[VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod After the End]]'' mod for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' has the Rust Cult, whose faith involves reverence of the technology of pre-Deluge America. Everyone can stumble upon a piece of technology that miraculously still works, but only Rust Cultists can make pilgrimages to search for artefacts of before the End.

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* The '[[VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod ''[[VideoGame/AfterTheEndACrusaderKingsIIMod After the End]]'' mod for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKingsII'' has the Rust Cult, whose faith involves reverence of the technology of pre-Deluge America. Everyone can stumble upon a piece of technology that miraculously still works, but only Rust Cultists can make pilgrimages to search for artefacts of before the End.
7th Dec '15 10:24:33 PM Kuruni
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* The Wiki/ChurchOfTheBrokenGod is built around this trope.

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* The Wiki/ChurchOfTheBrokenGod Church of the Broken God from 'Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is built around this trope.
15th Nov '15 4:13:16 PM StFan
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* Dekko from {{Zot}} seems to fall into this trope.

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* Dekko from {{Zot}} ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' seems to fall into this trope.
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