History Main / OneManIndustrialRevolution

16th Jul '16 4:20:47 PM nombretomado
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* [[MadScientist Infel]] from ''ArTonelico2'' is a one-woman ''{{Magitek}}'' Revolution. Nearly everything about current-age Reyvateils can be traced to her [[spoiler:including the [[TheVirus I.P.D. outbreak]]. She's the BigBad]].

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* [[MadScientist Infel]] from ''ArTonelico2'' ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'' is a one-woman ''{{Magitek}}'' Revolution. Nearly everything about current-age Reyvateils can be traced to her [[spoiler:including the [[TheVirus I.P.D. outbreak]]. She's the BigBad]].
4th Jun '16 1:03:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* While not a ''one'' person Industrial Revolution, the core cast of ''{{Everworld}}'' manages to plant the seeds for technology, starting in ''Enter the Enchanted'', where April shows Merlin how to perform a blood transfusion, but more significantly in ''Discover the Destroyer'', where Jalil and David manage to get a ''lot'' of gold for showing the fairies how to construct a telegraph. It all comes to a head in the last two books where the technology has spread so drastically that there is now electricity and cable cars. It goes even ''further'' when, after battles, April instructs the elves in safety from germs and bacteria, as well as other things. Christopher was of the belief that April's contribution brought the study of medicine in Everworld forward by about five hundred years practically overnight.

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* While not a ''one'' person Industrial Revolution, the core cast of ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' manages to plant the seeds for technology, starting in ''Enter the Enchanted'', where April shows Merlin how to perform a blood transfusion, but more significantly in ''Discover the Destroyer'', where Jalil and David manage to get a ''lot'' of gold for showing the fairies how to construct a telegraph. It all comes to a head in the last two books where the technology has spread so drastically that there is now electricity and cable cars. It goes even ''further'' when, after battles, April instructs the elves in safety from germs and bacteria, as well as other things. Christopher was of the belief that April's contribution brought the study of medicine in Everworld forward by about five hundred years practically overnight.



* Ayla from the ''EarthsChildren'' book series single-handedly invents and introduces to prehistoric Europe an absurd number of things, including making fire with pyrite and stone, sewing needles, wound suturing, animal domestication, bras and sanitary napkins for women. We are also supposed to believe that she is the first person ever to realize that children are conceived as a result of sex.

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* Ayla from the ''EarthsChildren'' ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' book series single-handedly invents and introduces to prehistoric Europe an absurd number of things, including making fire with pyrite and stone, sewing needles, wound suturing, animal domestication, bras and sanitary napkins for women. We are also supposed to believe that she is the first person ever to realize that children are conceived as a result of sex.
3rd Jun '16 5:31:27 AM SafeDestroyer999
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* Richard Trevithick was perhaps the individual who in our reality is the greatest contender for this. By single-handedly pioneering high-pressure steam engines, at a time when respected existing steam inventors said that high-pressure steam was either impossible to harness or too dangerous to be worth doing so (early high-pressure engine boilers regularly blew up, with deaths not uncommon), Trevithick invented, built, tested and proved the worth of a new type of engine that got much more energy out of coal than ever before, and thence created the first vehicle to ever move under its own power generation, and the invention was then taken on to create trains, cross-ocean liners, and large-scale electrical power generation. Along with Faraday's electricity, it can be seen as the core invention that created the industrial world and then modern world we see today--but without Trevithick's high-pressure steam energy generation, electricity would never have been generated efficiently enough to change the world itself. High pressure steam is now seen as perhaps the most significant invention of all time.
28th Jan '16 8:37:06 AM TexasBard
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*Hero of Alexandria: bringing us the steam engine 1600 years before it was patented.
2nd Nov '15 9:43:09 AM Hanz
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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic: Knights of the Fallen Empire'' supposedly did this to/for the people of Zakuul (albeit raising them from something more like modern technology to an insanely automated droid-based industry that surpasses anything else in the galaxy). It remains to be seen precisely ''how'' he did this, whether it was from things [[EmperorScientist he personally invented]] at [[TimeAbyss some point in his centuries-plus life]] or used some form of LostTechnology that he discovered in Wild Space.

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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic: ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: Knights of the Fallen Empire'' supposedly did this to/for the people of Zakuul (albeit raising them from something more like modern technology to an insanely automated droid-based industry that surpasses anything else in the galaxy). It remains to be seen precisely ''how'' he did this, whether it was from things [[EmperorScientist he personally invented]] at [[TimeAbyss some point in his centuries-plus life]] or used some form of LostTechnology that he discovered in Wild Space.
25th Oct '15 4:58:47 AM JamaicanCastle
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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic: Knights of the Fallen Empire'' supposedly did this to/for the people of Zakuul (albeit raising them from something more like modern technology to an insanely automated droid-based industry that surpasses anything else in the galaxy). It remains to be seen precisely ''how'' he did this, whether it was from things [[EmperorScientist he personally invented]] at [[TimeAbyss some point in his centuries-plus life]] or used some form of LostTechnology that he discovered in Wild Space.
14th Sep '15 8:50:55 PM Fireblood
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* One example that appears in real life is Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Revolution." In the late 1700s, America was still very much pre-industrial, with very little manufacturing. At this time, England still maintained a strong monopoly on the textile industry, because of its mechanization of that industry. Slater was able to sneak plans for these machines out of England by memorizing the details of the plans. He came to the United States, and helped build these machines, and revolutionized the textile industry in the United states, kicking off the American industrial revolution, as his moniker indicates.

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* One example that appears in real life is Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution." In the late 1700s, America was still very much pre-industrial, with very little manufacturing. At this time, England still maintained a strong monopoly on the textile industry, because of its mechanization of that industry. Slater was able to sneak plans for these machines out of England by memorizing the details of the plans. He came to the United States, and helped build these machines, and revolutionized the textile industry in the United states, kicking off the American industrial revolution, as his moniker indicates.
3rd Sep '15 2:12:44 PM thatother1dude
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** Varrick apparently invented moving pictures (including the video camera, audio recording, and the film projector), the jetski and the first battlecruiser of his setting; he discovers electromagnetism, invents and produces an elaborate maglev train system (and possibly the train itself), in a sticky situation MacGyvers an EMP, co-invents the flying mecha suit, and discovers how to utilize [[spoiler:spirit energy, the Avatar universe's rough equivalent to nuclear fusion. He suddenly grows a conscience when he realizes its potential to be weaponized.]] He's also named after himself what we call a "megawatt." It is implied he has invented much more than these prior to the start of the series, although not all his ideas were winners. Due to his eccentricities, he only works one hour a day.

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** Varrick apparently invented moving pictures (including the video camera, audio recording, and the film projector), the jetski projector) and the first battlecruiser of his setting; he discovers electromagnetism, invents and produces an elaborate maglev train system (and possibly the train itself), system, in a sticky situation MacGyvers an EMP, co-invents the flying mecha suit, and discovers how to utilize [[spoiler:spirit energy, the Avatar universe's rough equivalent to nuclear fusion. He suddenly grows a conscience when he realizes its potential to be weaponized.]] He's also named a unit of power after himself what we call (and a "megawatt." unit of mass after his assistant). It is implied he has invented much more than these prior to the start of the series, although not all his ideas were winners. Due to his eccentricities, he only works one hour a day.
1st Sep '15 8:38:09 AM HarveyWallbanger
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* Noriko Null from ''Literature/BeyondTheImpossible''. She develops an incredibly cheap fusion reactor that is scheduled to completely phase out nuclear power and fossil fuels within a couple of years.
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4th Aug '15 11:10:24 AM Kalaong
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* 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.

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* 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), 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.
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