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21st Aug '16 12:45:25 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' Marigold (the unicorn) can send and receive text messages with her mind. Her horn also amplifies satellite radio signals and is a Wifi hot spot.
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* ''Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' Marigold (the unicorn) can send and receive text messages with her mind. Her horn also amplifies satellite radio signals and is a Wifi hot spot.
21st Aug '16 10:58:28 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' [[GadgeteerGenius Kat]] was rather bewildered to find out that a "[[SuperPrototype prototype]]" robot has no recognizable power source or drive system whatsoever, but as soon as you insert a PersonalityChip he starts moving around on his own. Old "robots" turned out to be very fancyful, mechanically sound {{golem}}s. What one might call their "integrated circuits" are actually runic symbols carved on their interior parts; these can be damaged as easily as a normal circuit, but are somewhat easier to repair.
** Also, Mrs. Donlan has a computer that includes "just enough etheric technology" to allow it to perform its task. Which is to ward off a dangerous spirit.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
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[[GadgeteerGenius Kat]] was rather bewildered to find out that a "[[SuperPrototype prototype]]" robot has no recognizable power source or drive system whatsoever, but as soon as you insert a PersonalityChip he starts moving around on his own. Old "robots" turned out to be very fancyful, mechanically sound {{golem}}s. What one might call their "integrated circuits" are actually runic symbols carved on their interior parts; these can be damaged as easily as a normal circuit, but are somewhat easier to repair.
** Also, Mrs. Donlan has a computer that includes "just enough etheric technology" to allow it to perform its task. Which is to ward off a dangerous spirit.



* In a subscription-only section of the ''{{Drowtales}}'' website, there's an on-going story arc about the Drow society 100 000 years in the future (from the main story's point), Space Age, where mana powers and controls EVERYTHING (including but not limited to spaceship flight, weapons, wormhole travel, faster-than-light communications, their internet...), to the point where their first encounter with "Earth humans" goes undetected because their traditional sensors are incapable of detecting objects that are not infused with mana, although one of the characters eventually creates bio-signature dectectors to good effect.

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* In a subscription-only section of the ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' website, there's an on-going story arc about the Drow society 100 000 years in the future (from the main story's point), Space Age, where mana powers and controls EVERYTHING (including but not limited to spaceship flight, weapons, wormhole travel, faster-than-light communications, their internet...), to the point where their first encounter with "Earth humans" goes undetected because their traditional sensors are incapable of detecting objects that are not infused with mana, although one of the characters eventually creates bio-signature dectectors detectors to good effect.



* Discussed/Lampshaded in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0344.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' when Vaarsuvius comments on how Cliffport looks anachronistic for a "presumed medieval time period". Also quotes Niven's corollary when trying to rationalize Durkon's response of "It be magic."
** Also seen in various magical luxuries like Xykon's widescreen CrystalBall and "Teevo" magical video recorder.
** A Coffee maker is also seen which, despite being seen plugged into a power outlet, can be surmised to work off of magic.
* In ''[[WebComic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'', the visible Sky Castle is described as being an "ancient flying techno-magic castle". There's also [[strike:Warmech]], [[PaperthinDisguise that completely human chap with the laser]], and the Datasphere, a powerful data-storing device that will [[MySkullRunnethOver drive you insane if you read it]].

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* Discussed/Lampshaded ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0344.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' this strip]] when Vaarsuvius comments on how Cliffport looks anachronistic for a "presumed medieval time period". Also quotes Niven's corollary when trying to rationalize Durkon's response of "It be magic."
** Also seen Seen in various magical luxuries like Xykon's widescreen CrystalBall and "Teevo" magical video recorder.
** A Coffee coffee maker is also seen which, despite being seen plugged into a power outlet, can be surmised to work off of magic.
* In ''[[WebComic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', the visible Sky Castle is described as being an "ancient flying techno-magic castle". There's also [[strike:Warmech]], [[PaperthinDisguise that completely human chap with the laser]], and the Datasphere, a powerful data-storing device that will [[MySkullRunnethOver drive you insane if you read it]].



* Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn Marigold (the unicorn) can send and receive text messages with her mind. Her horn also amplifies satellite radio signals and is a Wifi hot spot.
* Society in Webcomic/LeifAndThorn runs on spelltech, e.g. with magical multi-purpose crystals standing in for smartphones.

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* Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn ''Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' Marigold (the unicorn) can send and receive text messages with her mind. Her horn also amplifies satellite radio signals and is a Wifi hot spot.
* Society in Webcomic/LeifAndThorn ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn'' runs on spelltech, e.g. with magical multi-purpose crystals standing in for smartphones.
20th Aug '16 11:20:53 PM LinTaylor
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* The world of Flognarde from ''Anime/DogDays'' has this trope merged with SchizoTech. Despite being a feudal society, they have telephones (limited to old-style wall-mounted models), firearms, broadcasting equipment (including cube-shaped "Jumbotrons") and the technology to host a full-on IdolSinger show complete with lasers, fog machines, and glowsticks. They do go into the specifics a little bit in a third season episode that explains that the tech is "Crystal Magic", based around naturally-occuring magical crystals which have many uses, including functioning like circuit boards. Technology does seemingly advance a bit over the course of the show, as in the third season Nanami and LeonMichelli use tablet-like devices to communicate with each other.

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* The world of Flognarde from ''Anime/DogDays'' has this trope merged with SchizoTech. Despite being a feudal society, they have telephones (limited to old-style wall-mounted models), firearms, broadcasting equipment (including cube-shaped "Jumbotrons") and the technology to host a full-on IdolSinger show complete with lasers, fog machines, and glowsticks. They do go into the specifics a little bit in a third season episode that explains that the tech is "Crystal Magic", based around naturally-occuring magical crystals which have many uses, including functioning like circuit boards. Technology does seemingly advance a bit over the course of the show, as in the third season Nanami and LeonMichelli Leonmichelli use tablet-like devices to communicate with each other.
20th Aug '16 11:20:26 PM LinTaylor
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* The world of Flognarde from ''Anime/DogDays'' has this trope merged with SchizoTech. Despite being a feudal society, they have telephones (limited to old-style wall-mounted models), firearms, broadcasting equipment (including cube-shaped "Jumbotrons") and the technology to host a full-on IdolSinger show complete with lasers, fog machines, and glowsticks. They do go into the specifics a little bit in a third season episode that explains that the tech is "Crystal Magic", based around naturally-occuring magical crystals which have many uses, including functioning like circuit boards. Technology does seemingly advance a bit over the course of the show, as in the third season Nanami and LeonMichelli use tablet-like devices to communicate with each other.
11th Aug '16 7:52:19 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The level of chakra research in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets taken to this level by ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'''s time. For instance, the full-size summoning scrolls in ''Naruto'' have been shrunk down to tiny proportions in ''Boruto'' and can be launched via a portable device that will automatically summon whatever was stored in it immediately after launch. In other words, at least one type of magic present in ''Naruto'' has developed beyond PowersAsPrograms and straight to Powers as Apps. The setting at large has also developed from a blurry MedievalStatis straight to the present, with chakra counterparts to air travel, television, video games, laptop computers (including ''the Internet''), construction equipment able to make high-rise skyscrapers, and smartphones. The inside of a typical house in the Hidden Leaf Village in Boruto's time is nearly indistinguishable from one in a first-world nation in the real world's 21st century.

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* The level of chakra research in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets taken to this level by ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'''s time. For instance, the full-size summoning scrolls in ''Naruto'' have been shrunk down to tiny proportions in ''Boruto'' and can be launched via a portable device that will automatically summon whatever was stored in it immediately after launch. In other words, at least one type of magic present in ''Naruto'' has developed beyond PowersAsPrograms and straight to Powers as Apps. The setting at large has also developed from a blurry MedievalStatis MedievalStasis straight to the present, with chakra counterparts to air travel, television, video games, laptop computers (including ''the Internet''), construction equipment able to make high-rise skyscrapers, and smartphones. The inside of a typical house in the Hidden Leaf Village in Boruto's time is nearly indistinguishable from one what you might expect in a first-world nation middle-class house in the real world's 21st century.21st-century United States.
11th Aug '16 7:50:06 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The level of chakra research in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets taken to this level by ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'''s time. For instance, the full-size summoning scrolls in ''Naruto'' have been shrunk down to tiny proportions in ''Boruto'' and can be launched via a portable device that will automatically summon whatever was stored in it immediately after launch. In other words, at least one type of magic present in ''Naruto'' has developed beyond PowersAsPrograms and straight to Powers as Apps.

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* The level of chakra research in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets taken to this level by ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'''s time. For instance, the full-size summoning scrolls in ''Naruto'' have been shrunk down to tiny proportions in ''Boruto'' and can be launched via a portable device that will automatically summon whatever was stored in it immediately after launch. In other words, at least one type of magic present in ''Naruto'' has developed beyond PowersAsPrograms and straight to Powers as Apps. The setting at large has also developed from a blurry MedievalStatis straight to the present, with chakra counterparts to air travel, television, video games, laptop computers (including ''the Internet''), construction equipment able to make high-rise skyscrapers, and smartphones. The inside of a typical house in the Hidden Leaf Village in Boruto's time is nearly indistinguishable from one in a first-world nation in the real world's 21st century.
11th Aug '16 7:41:12 PM ZombieAladdin
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* The level of chakra research in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets taken to this level by ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'''s time. For instance, the full-size summoning scrolls in ''Naruto'' have been shrunk down to tiny proportions in ''Boruto'' and can be launched via a portable device that will automatically summon whatever was stored in it immediately after launch. In other words, at least one type of magic present in ''Naruto'' has developed beyond PowersAsPrograms and straight to Powers as Apps.
10th Aug '16 9:40:56 AM Willbyr
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* Opposing FMA, ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' uses {{Alchemy}} as basically a synonym for MagiTek. It is established early on that the rules for BusouRenkin is take an ordinary weapon, the lower-tech the better, and give it a magic power, i.e. rocket-propelled lance, [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Precision Guided Chakrams]], ect.

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* Opposing FMA, ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' uses {{Alchemy}} as basically a synonym for MagiTek. It is established early on that the rules for BusouRenkin ''Busou Renkin'' is take an ordinary weapon, the lower-tech the better, and give it a magic power, i.e. rocket-propelled lance, [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Precision Guided Chakrams]], ect.
30th Jul '16 12:54:41 PM nombretomado
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* DavidWeber has a tendency to treat magic as just another form of technology in his books. Witness the ''Literature/HellsGate'' series which has the magical equivalent of computers and genetic engineering, which is used to create dragons of course.

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* DavidWeber Creator/DavidWeber has a tendency to treat magic as just another form of technology in his books. Witness the ''Literature/HellsGate'' series which has the magical equivalent of computers and genetic engineering, which is used to create dragons of course.
28th Jul '16 8:53:50 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes Marionettes]]'', Twilight mentions Mana Engines charged by unicorn magic. [[spoiler:It turns out the robotic ponies (the title Marionettes) are powered by mana engines, but produce their own mana. Trixie also is shown to have a magic wand in place of her horn.]]

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* In the ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes Marionettes]]'', ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'', Twilight mentions Mana Engines charged by unicorn magic. [[spoiler:It turns out the robotic ponies (the title Marionettes) are powered by mana engines, but produce their own mana. Trixie also is shown to have a magic wand in place of her horn.]]
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