History Main / MechanicalEvolution

16th Sep '17 3:51:10 PM nombretomado
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* A similar event happens with the [[MechanicalLifeforms robotic]] ''[[MechanicalLifeforms ecosystem]]'' that developed on Titan in JamesPHogan's ''CodeOfTheLifemaker''. Aliens send a mining colony, which gets damaged by supernova radiation and as a result ends up gone wonderfully wrong, with self-sustaining systems and, at the top of it all, sentient robots who are a FantasyCounterpartCulture for late medieval to early modern Europe (about the time of TheRenaissance; the humans who show up even call the robots' city-states by the names of those of Renaissance Italy).

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* A similar event happens with the [[MechanicalLifeforms robotic]] ''[[MechanicalLifeforms ecosystem]]'' that developed on Titan in JamesPHogan's ''CodeOfTheLifemaker''. Aliens send a mining colony, which gets damaged by supernova radiation and as a result ends up gone wonderfully wrong, with self-sustaining systems and, at the top of it all, sentient robots who are a FantasyCounterpartCulture for late medieval to early modern Europe (about the time of TheRenaissance; UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance; the humans who show up even call the robots' city-states by the names of those of Renaissance Italy).
12th Jul '17 6:52:52 PM Discar
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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.

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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 loses 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.
16th May '17 7:12:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "The Tale of X9" starts with X9 telling how Aku's evil scientists developed their master's robot armies. The first ones were "crude", one resembling a bunch of junk in a vaguely robotic form with wheels, then a "cleaner" version of that one, then a rickety, fully-humanoid robot, then one that seemed like a typical robot soldier. Finally they came up with the model which X9 is, which seemed to be the first efficient models, used as assassins. Eventually, this model was retired in favor of the Beetle-Bots that are usually seen in the series proper.
17th Apr '17 5:06:36 PM nombretomado
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* In StephenBaxter's ''Literature/{{Evolution}}'' self-replicating robots evolve just like organic beings: software errors are possible in every new assembly, and those machines that benefit from theirs are more likely to reproduce at a higher rate. Mankind goes extinct without realizing that its automated Mars rovers will spawn a Galaxy-spanning civilization.

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* In StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/{{Evolution}}'' self-replicating robots evolve just like organic beings: software errors are possible in every new assembly, and those machines that benefit from theirs are more likely to reproduce at a higher rate. Mankind goes extinct without realizing that its automated Mars rovers will spawn a Galaxy-spanning civilization.
31st Mar '17 3:25:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''OrionsArm'' has many, many examples, including a planet with a machine ecology known as [[ShoutOut Stanislaw.]]

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* ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' has many, many examples, including a planet with a machine ecology known as [[ShoutOut Stanislaw.]]
22nd Feb '17 12:39:49 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Present in VideoGame/MegaManX in a rather unique form: all reploids are 'replica androids' derived from the titular X, who was designed with 'limitless potential,' the capability to evolve to (hopefully) overcome any obstacle he was presented with. This makes him simultaneously one of only two [[spoiler:(actually only one)]] people capable of resisting TheVirus and ''extremely'' important to the goals of TheVirus: as he's [[ReluctantWarrior forced to fight]] and evolve, more and more powerful reploids can be made based on him, allowing the species itself to evolve over time. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot This was mostly ignored]] after the first game in the original version (where it explains a sudden power-up after a HeroicSacrifice) until it became relevant again in the eighth game: the remake of the first game placed more emphasis on it, with the BigBad [[GenreSavvy aware]] that the more [[OneManArmy X]] fought and stopped their plans to KillAllHumans, the stronger his own forces would become.

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* Present in VideoGame/MegaManX in a rather unique form: all reploids are 'replica androids' derived from the titular X, who was designed with 'limitless potential,' the capability to evolve to (hopefully) overcome any obstacle he was presented with. This makes him simultaneously one of only two [[spoiler:(actually only one)]] people capable of resisting TheVirus and ''extremely'' important to the goals of TheVirus: as he's [[ReluctantWarrior forced to fight]] and evolve, more and more powerful reploids can be made based on him, allowing the species itself to evolve over time. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot This was mostly ignored]] after the first game in the original version (where it explains a sudden power-up after a HeroicSacrifice) until it became relevant again in the eighth game: the remake of the first game placed more emphasis on it, with the BigBad [[GenreSavvy aware]] aware that the more [[OneManArmy X]] fought and stopped their plans to KillAllHumans, the stronger his own forces would become.
15th Feb '17 3:19:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The film ''Film/BicentennialMan'', where the eponymous character decides to "upgrade" himself - becoming ever more human in the process. [[spoiler:In the end, he dies of old age, because as he put it "I would rather die a man, than live for all eternity as a machine".]]

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* The film ''Film/BicentennialMan'', where the eponymous character decides to "upgrade" himself - becoming ever more human in the process. While many of these upgrades do nothing but make him appear more human, several of them cause his system to ape biology to his detriment. [[spoiler:In the end, he dies of old age, because as he put it "I would rather die a man, than live for all eternity as a machine".]]
1st Feb '17 6:36:22 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' series the first generation of inteligent machines built by humans were humanoid, but the later generations built by other machines are more like mechanical squids and spiders. The ones we see in the real world in the films seem to be little more than drones, with the intelligent individuals existing as pure software.
14th Aug '16 1:44:52 PM nombretomado
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* DoctorSteel believed that robots would eventually evolve to the point where they would replace man, who by that time would have polluted the world so much that only his machine creations would be able to survive anyway. (He even published a paper on the subject.)

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* DoctorSteel Music/DoctorSteel believed that robots would eventually evolve to the point where they would replace man, who by that time would have polluted the world so much that only his machine creations would be able to survive anyway. (He even published a paper on the subject.)
6th Jul '16 12:48:39 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': The point of the protagonist's existence and the world it inhabits. The goal of the program is to have the nameless protagonist evolve from a basic AI to a full-fledged artificial consciousness. You're playing either at or near the end of the process, depending on your choices at the end.
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