History Main / OneManIndustrialRevolution

16th Sep '17 4:13:32 PM nombretomado
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* ThomasEdison came close in real life. His inventions (or inventions from his lab, anyway) gave birth to electric lighting, the recording industry, the cinema industry, and lots of incremental improvements in telegraphy, power generation, and other fields. He's often a villain in fiction nowadays because of his feud with Tesla, but how can you hate a real-life inventor who actually had a pipe organ in his laboratory?

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* ThomasEdison UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison came close in real life. His inventions (or inventions from his lab, anyway) gave birth to electric lighting, the recording industry, the cinema industry, and lots of incremental improvements in telegraphy, power generation, and other fields. He's often a villain in fiction nowadays because of his feud with Tesla, but how can you hate a real-life inventor who actually had a pipe organ in his laboratory?
24th Aug '17 12:55:09 AM PaulA
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* The protagonist of R. A. Lafferty's ''Literature/{{Rainbird}}'' is this. So brilliant is he that at the end of his life he invents a time machine so he can give his younger self all his future inventions, allowing young!Rainbird to work on even more advanced technologies. [[spoiler: After trying this once too often, old!Rainbird freaks out young!Rainbird and causes him to give up inventing altogether, thus erasing all Rainbird's inventions from history.]]

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* The protagonist of R. A. Lafferty's Creator/RALafferty's ''Literature/{{Rainbird}}'' is this. So brilliant is he that at the end of his life he invents a time machine so he can give his younger self all his future inventions, allowing young!Rainbird to work on even more advanced technologies. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After trying this once too often, old!Rainbird freaks out young!Rainbird and causes him to give up inventing altogether, thus erasing all Rainbird's inventions from history.]]
21st Aug '17 9:09:20 AM XFllo
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* A major theme in FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi. Justified- Ami has access to all the knowledge of the modern world, in addition to several kinds of {{magic}} and a horde of minions to impliment said Industrial Revolution. A fair ammount of innovation is her own, as well, she is highly intelligent after all. This is what founds and feeds her reputation of cunning and genius.
* In [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=285900 A Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court]]([[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=288913 Story-only thread]]), an American engineer gets thrown into Edmure Tully, and an American nurse into Myranda Royce. While Edmure manages to introduce brandy, new roads, paper, gunpowder and new agricultural techniques, Myranda manages to create new jewelry, the bra, better health practices (including cardiopulmonar resuscitation) and the spinning wheel... and there is foreshadowing that there is going to be a lot more. So, it is actually more of a Two People Industrial Revolution.
** A fair number of Song Of Ice And Fire Self Inserts have done this, most strikingly in ''Fanfic/GreyjoyAllaBreve'' in which Theon Greyjoy receives not only the memories of a modern man familiar with the books, but a mental connection to Wiki/TheOtherWiki and thus detailed knowledge of everything from gunpowder to photography, to medicine, Bessemer process and flight.
* Flim and Flam in Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan tried to be this. However when it became apparent to their frustration that no one regarded their revolutionary inventions as anything more than novelties, they decided to get their own back by becoming [[SnakeOilSalesman con ponies]].
* Ahsoka Tano in ''Fanfic/HarryTano'' is a borderline case of this, as she brings a lot of incredibly advanced technology with her, but in the end she still needs the help of her magical friends to make the first steps towards the new industrial revolution.
* With the help of an entity that makes it technically a crossover, [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Saruman]] becomes this in [[FanFic/SarumanOfManyDevices Saruman Of Many Devices,]] overturning the sword and bow warfare of the Third Age with the application of rifle-armed Uruk Dragoons.

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* A major theme in FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi. Justified- ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi''. Justified. Ami has access to all the knowledge of the modern world, in addition to several kinds of {{magic}} and a horde of minions to impliment said Industrial Revolution. A fair ammount of innovation is her own, as well, she is highly intelligent after all. This is what founds and feeds her reputation of cunning and genius.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''/''Series/GameOfThrones'' fanfics:
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In [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=285900 A Connecticut Yankee in King Robert's Court]]([[http://www.Court]] ([[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=288913 Story-only thread]]), an American engineer gets thrown into Edmure Tully, and an American nurse into Myranda Royce. While Edmure manages to introduce brandy, new roads, paper, gunpowder and new agricultural techniques, Myranda manages to create new jewelry, the bra, better health practices (including cardiopulmonar resuscitation) and the spinning wheel... and there is foreshadowing that there is going to be a lot more. So, it It is actually more of a Two People Industrial Revolution.
** A fair number of Song Of Ice And Fire Self Inserts have done this, most strikingly in ''Fanfic/GreyjoyAllaBreve'' in which In ''Fanfic/GreyjoyAllaBreve'', Theon Greyjoy receives not only the memories of a modern man familiar with the books, but a mental connection to Wiki/TheOtherWiki and thus detailed knowledge of everything from gunpowder to photography, to medicine, Bessemer process and flight.
* Flim and Flam in Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan tried to be this.''Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'' tried. However when it became apparent to their frustration that no one regarded their revolutionary inventions as anything more than novelties, they decided to get their own back by becoming [[SnakeOilSalesman con ponies]].
* Ahsoka Tano in ''Fanfic/HarryTano'' is a borderline case of this, as she ''Fanfic/HarryTano''. She brings a lot of incredibly advanced technology with her, but in the end she still needs the help of her magical friends to make the first steps towards the new industrial revolution.
* With the help of an entity that makes it technically a crossover, [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Saruman]] becomes this in [[FanFic/SarumanOfManyDevices Saruman Of Many Devices,]] overturning ''FanFic/SarumanOfManyDevices'' overturns the sword and bow warfare of the Third Age with the application of rifle-armed Uruk Dragoons.



* ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'', as stated above. Hank develops bicycles, gunpowder, and even electricity, enriching the lives of the medieval peasants. [[spoiler:Until the Church declares Hank a heretic and abolishes his inventions.]]
** He's also able to spread these technologies because he happens to meet the king early on and scares him into compliance with a conveniently timed eclipse. This allows him to set up a system of schools and manufacturing complexes which make his introduction of technology almost plausible.

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* ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'', as stated above.''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. Hank develops bicycles, gunpowder, and even electricity, enriching the lives of the medieval peasants. [[spoiler:Until the Church declares Hank a heretic and abolishes his inventions.]]
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He's also able to spread these technologies because he happens to meet the king early on and scares him into compliance with a conveniently timed eclipse. This allows him to set up a system of schools and manufacturing complexes which make his introduction of technology almost plausible. Until the Church declares Hank a heretic and abolishes his inventions.



* Also subverted in Creator/PoulAnderson's story ''The Man Who Came Early'': A 20th-century American GI teleported back to Viking-era Iceland tries to fast-forward technological progress, but fails utterly.

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* Also subverted Subverted in Creator/PoulAnderson's story ''The Man Who Came Early'': A 20th-century American GI teleported back to Viking-era Iceland tries to fast-forward technological progress, but fails utterly.
1st Aug '17 11:15:46 AM StoneBasilisk
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* The world of ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' actually has several of these.
** Much of the initial technological and industrial progress in the Empire seems to be associated with the name "Edmund Roseburrow" -- a brilliant, if troubled RenaissanceMan who almost single-handedly invented the contemporary [[CallASmeerpARabbit whale]] oil-based industry, among other things. He later committed suicide when he saw how his discoveries were used by the Empire's aristocracy to subjugate the common people.

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* The In the world of ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' actually has several of these.
** Much
''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'', much of the initial technological and industrial progress in the Empire seems can be attributed to be associated with the name "Edmund Roseburrow" -- a brilliant, if troubled RenaissanceMan who almost single-handedly invented the contemporary [[CallASmeerpARabbit whale]] oil-based industry, among other things. He later committed suicide when he saw how his discoveries were used by the Empire's aristocracy to subjugate the common people.people, rather than make the world a better place.
1st Aug '17 11:14:41 AM StoneBasilisk
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'': Much of the technological progress in Dunwall seems to be associated with the name "Anton Sokolov" -- a brilliant, if troubled RenaissanceMan who almost single-handedly invented the contemporary whale oil-based industry, among other things.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'': The world of ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' actually has several of these.
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Much of the initial technological and industrial progress in Dunwall the Empire seems to be associated with the name "Anton Sokolov" "Edmund Roseburrow" -- a brilliant, if troubled RenaissanceMan who almost single-handedly invented the contemporary whale [[CallASmeerpARabbit whale]] oil-based industry, among other things.things. He later committed suicide when he saw how his discoveries were used by the Empire's aristocracy to subjugate the common people.
6th Jul '17 10:51:24 PM nombretomado
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** A fair number of Song Of Ice And Fire Self Inserts have done this, most strikingly in ''Fanfic/GreyjoyAllaBreve'' in which Theon Greyjoy receives not only the memories of a modern man familiar with the books, but a mental connection to TheOtherWiki and thus detailed knowledge of everything from gunpowder to photography, to medicine, Bessemer process and flight.

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** A fair number of Song Of Ice And Fire Self Inserts have done this, most strikingly in ''Fanfic/GreyjoyAllaBreve'' in which Theon Greyjoy receives not only the memories of a modern man familiar with the books, but a mental connection to TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki and thus detailed knowledge of everything from gunpowder to photography, to medicine, Bessemer process and flight.
6th May '17 3:09:13 PM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'': Much of the technological progress in Dunwall seems to be associated with the name "Anton Sokolov" -- a brilliant, if troubled RenaissanceMan who almost single-handedly invented the contemporary whale oil-based industry, among other things.
5th May '17 5:36:20 AM Rhodes7
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** A fair number of Song Of Ice And Fire Self Inserts have done this, most strikingly in ''Fanfic/GreyjoyAllaBreve'' in which Theon Greyjoy receives not only the memories of a modern man familiar with the books, but a mental connection to TheOtherWiki and thus detailed knowledge of everything from gunpowder to photography, to medicine, Bessemer process and flight.


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* ''Literature/TheYoungAncients'' gives us a MagiTek example in [[TheArchmage Tor Green Baker.]] In a decade or so of story time, the Kingdom of Noram goes from MedievalStasis with some magic items floating around to a damn-near post-scarcity society with [[CoolSpaceship cool spaceships]] and a moon colony. Tor and his family are eventually banished from Earth, in fact, because they're too disruptive to everything and the world needs time to adjust to things like instant healing. Aside from having a lot of imagination and workaholic tendencies, the major difference between Tor and every other Master [[OurMagesAreDifferent Builder]] is that Tor always spends an extra hour or so on his designs, to make them easily duplicated and mass producible.
1st May '17 6:56:31 PM PaulA
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* Leo Frankowski's ''The Cross Time Engineer'' series.

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* Leo Frankowski's Creator/LeoFrankowski's ''The Cross Time Engineer'' series.
13th Mar '17 6:45:16 PM ChronoLegion
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* Attempted in ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark Envoy from the Heavens]]'', where all attempts by human agents to subvert [[HumanAlien Osieran]] MedievalStasis end in failure. When Ivar tries to subtly reference early experiments with steam engines, people point out that they tend to explode, making them unsafe and, therefore, undesirable. The local horse equivalent is only used for pulling chariots. Ivar's suggestion of a saddle to ride the animal are met with horrified expressions. The locals would never put their weight on such noble animals. Political upheaval is out of the question, as TheEmpire is extremely stable and firm in its rule of the sole inhabited continent. The continent on the other side of the planet is uninhabited, but the local religious beliefs preclude attempts to explore oceans (they think the world is flat).
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