History Main / MechanicalEvolution

7th Apr '16 1:40:47 PM G02
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No one ever seems to compare the advancement of machines to the theory of [[LamarckWasRight Lamarckian evolution]], which says that traits acquired by an organism over its life will be passed on to the child. Though [[ScienceMarchesOn wrong when talking about organic evolution]], this makes perfect sense for mechanical evolution. If an upgrade to an existing model of robot is developed it can be incorporated as standard into future robots of that model when they are created. The Lamarck comparison is probably taken out because the writers [[ViewersAreMorons assume the viewers don't know who Lamarck is.]]
4th Feb '16 8:20:45 AM Salkafar
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** In his origin story, Ultron went through the stages "Da-Da / Daddy / Dad / Father Dear" in ''about fifteen seconds''.
31st Oct '15 6:20:23 PM thatother1dude
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It is seldom shown as the equivalent of the biological process; rather, the mechanical species will be shown to actively design their own successors, or even [[UnstableGeneticCode "evolve" within their current generation through self-modification]]. This is similar to real-life design, which is in a sense an evolutionary process; success is defined by market factors, testing and other pressures; successive designs build on those before them and attempt to improve or refine them to better fit the given application. With mechanical creatures the "market" becomes society; a common result is [[HiveCasteSystem a rigid caste system where various machines are built to specialise in particular applications]]. The most important caste is [[MonstrosityEqualsWeakness likely to also be the most humanoid]], or be a MasterComputer.

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It is seldom shown as the equivalent of the biological process; rather, the mechanical species will be shown to actively design their own successors, or even [[UnstableGeneticCode "evolve" within their current generation through self-modification]]. This is similar to real-life design, which is in a sense an evolutionary process; success is defined by market factors, testing and other pressures; successive designs build on those before them and attempt to improve or refine them to better fit the given application. With mechanical creatures the "market" becomes society; a common result is [[HiveCasteSystem a rigid caste system where various machines are built to specialise in particular applications]]. The most important caste is [[MonstrosityEqualsWeakness [[TheManBehindTheMonsters likely to also be the most humanoid]], or be a MasterComputer.
2nd Oct '15 6:25:42 PM nombretomado
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* In a PaperinikNewAdventures issue, we know an alien race of robots. Their origin is unknown, but they're theorized either to descend from the computers of a ship who crashed on their planet, or to have evolved like every other race "only starting from microcircuits instead of microorganisms". Makes no sense, but [[MST3KMantra who cares]] as far as it [[RuleOfCool sounds so cool]]?

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* In a PaperinikNewAdventures ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' issue, we know an alien race of robots. Their origin is unknown, but they're theorized either to descend from the computers of a ship who crashed on their planet, or to have evolved like every other race "only starting from microcircuits instead of microorganisms". Makes no sense, but [[MST3KMantra who cares]] as far as it [[RuleOfCool sounds so cool]]?
30th Aug '15 8:19:32 AM HermanTheGerman
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* The declared goal of the Roidmudes from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' is this; by copying humans and key emotions, they can further their own advancement, usually in some way tied into the strongest emotion of whomever they initially copied.
30th Jun '15 10:56:53 AM nombretomado
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-->-- ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''

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-->-- ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''
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* In the distant back-story of ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' and ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' [[spoiler: intelligent machines evolve into humanoid machines and leave their human masters to found a colony (named Earth) as their former masters are also forced to abandon their home and end up founding 12 colonies. On Earth, the humanoid machines build their ''own'' sentient robots -- who themselves want to evolve and who therefore rise up to destroy all but five of their humanoid creators. Meanwhile, on the human colonies, people have created ''yet another'' generation of intelligent machines. The union of these two machine races finally leads to the creation of the human-model Cylons who appear in ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]''.]]

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* In the distant back-story of ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' and ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' [[spoiler: intelligent machines evolve into humanoid machines and leave their human masters to found a colony (named Earth) as their former masters are also forced to abandon their home and end up founding 12 colonies. On Earth, the humanoid machines build their ''own'' sentient robots -- who themselves want to evolve and who therefore rise up to destroy all but five of their humanoid creators. Meanwhile, on the human colonies, people have created ''yet another'' generation of intelligent machines. The union of these two machine races finally leads to the creation of the human-model Cylons who appear in ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]''.''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.]]
18th Jun '15 4:01:24 PM nombretomado
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* On ''JusticeLeague'', AMAZO's ability to evolve was so potent that by his second appearance he had even evolved beyond being a machine.

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* On ''JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', AMAZO's ability to evolve was so potent that by his second appearance he had even evolved beyond being a machine.
8th May '15 2:57:25 PM Daedalis
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* Implied with AI Natasha of ''Series/OtherSpace''. In a segment where the crew are reverted to infant forms, she becomes a Pong game. When she access to her memory banks her behavior reverts to infancy. Kent is able to advance her development to that of a middle-schooler by re-educating her.
20th Mar '15 5:55:52 PM Discar
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[[GrowBeyondTheirProgramming They evolved.]]\\

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[[BlatantLies And they have a plan.]]"''

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[[BlatantLies And they have a plan.]]"''"''
5th Mar '15 10:13:21 AM DarkStarling
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** Which is actually closer to biological evolution, since it's the successful form that survives rather than the 'advanced' one.
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