History Main / OneManIndustrialRevolution

6th May '18 9:30:23 AM nombretomado
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* In Scott Westerfeld's ''{{Literature/Leviathan}}'' trilogy, UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin discovered not only the theory of evolution, but Mendelian genetics and DNA. This advanced the understanding of biology so quickly that by the onset of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, Britain and her allies (the "Darwinist" powers) have replaced much of the machinery in their societies [[OrganicTechnology with genetically engineered animals instead]], like a BioPunk version of TheFlintstones.

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* In Scott Westerfeld's ''{{Literature/Leviathan}}'' trilogy, UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin discovered not only the theory of evolution, but Mendelian genetics and DNA. This advanced the understanding of biology so quickly that by the onset of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, Britain and her allies (the "Darwinist" powers) have replaced much of the machinery in their societies [[OrganicTechnology with genetically engineered animals instead]], like a BioPunk version of TheFlintstones.''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.
22nd Apr '18 4:35:11 PM Lloigor
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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.

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* One example that appears in real life is Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution." 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.
22nd Mar '18 12:28:29 PM LifeofPi
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* Jade Curtiss of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' developed [[spoiler:fomicry, a magical method. of instant, nearly exact cloning that can work on objects as well as people.]] This invention changed the very landscape of the world of Auldrant, and Jade was just a kid!

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* Jade Curtiss of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' developed [[spoiler:fomicry, a magical method. method of instant, nearly exact cloning that can work on objects as well as people.]] This invention changed the very landscape of the world of Auldrant, and Jade was just a kid!



* 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.

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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, States, kicking off the American industrial revolution, as his moniker indicates.
18th Mar '18 3:51:15 PM WillBGood
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** Varrick apparently invented moving pictures (including the video camera, audio recording, and the film projector) and the first battlecruiser of his setting; he invents and produces an elaborate maglev train 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 (and a 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.

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** Varrick apparently invented moving pictures (including the video camera, audio recording, and the film projector) and the first battlecruiser of his setting; he invents and produces an elaborate maglev train system, in a sticky situation MacGyvers {{MacGyver|ing}}s 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 (and a 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.
12th Mar '18 9:34:32 AM WithFlowers
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' setting, Dr. Darius Hellstromme is responsible for the vast majority of technical advancements from about 1870 to the 2100s - the steam-powered wagon, the transcontinental railroad tunnel from Denver to the West Coast, the zombie-brain-powered robots (he uses a similar technique to put his brain into a robot body after his original body dies), the nuclear bomb (in both [[FantasticNuke fantastic]] and regular forms), faster-than-light space travel, et cetera.
4th Mar '18 8:47:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''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.

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* Emperor Valkorion [[spoiler: aka the ex-Sith Emperor, Vitiate,]] from ''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. Beyond a few examples which are definitely the latter, the actual technology isn't actually that much more advanced. He's just using galactic standard technology in ways the other factions refuse to (the Republic would never allow the economy to be centralized to the degree required, and the Sith use slaves rather than droids for purely idiological reasons).
17th Jan '18 4:27:34 PM WiseMan23753
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* The Whispered in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' have the potential of becoming this due to their main purpose of creating Black Technology, which is far more advanced than present tech. According to Gauron, Amalgam always seeks out Whispered and tests them for their scientific prowess, which can be as low as making a new rocket or high as devices that can convert one's willpower into a physcial force.
10th Dec '17 8:45:58 AM Lyendith
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* Dornkirk, from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''; any number of {{Emperor Scientist}}s may have this going on as well.
** Which isn't much of a surprise when you realize Dornkirk is actually [[spoiler:[[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Sir Isaac Newton]]]].

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* Dornkirk, from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''; any number of {{Emperor Scientist}}s may have this going on as well.
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well. Which isn't much of a surprise when you realize Dornkirk is actually [[spoiler:[[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Sir Isaac Newton]]]].
10th Dec '17 8:44:37 AM Lyendith
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* ''Manga/DrStone'' has its protagonists wake up several millenia after [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the entire human race was turned into stone]] − needless to say, all the machines and facilities have long crumbled by then. One of those protagonists, [[ImprobablyHighIQ Senku]], is a walking encyclopedia and a scientific genius. He ends up in a primitive human village and introduces certain modern mechanics, food, and systems to their civilization much earlier than they would have done it themselves.

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* ''Manga/DrStone'' has its protagonists wake up several millenia after [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the entire human race was turned into stone]] − needless to say, all the machines and facilities have long crumbled by then. One of those protagonists, [[ImprobablyHighIQ Senku]], is a walking encyclopedia and a scientific genius. He ends up in a primitive human village and introduces certain modern mechanics, food, and systems to their civilization much earlier than they would have done it themselves.themselves, to the point the villagers first call it "sorcery". Senku and co. are opposed to Tsukasa, a super strong guy who intends to rebuild a society [[ScienceIsBad freed of the evils of technology]] and thus sees Senku as his main enemy.
10th Dec '17 8:41:27 AM Lyendith
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* ''Manga/DrStone'' has its protagonists waking up several millenia after [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the entire human race was turned into stone]] − needless to say, all the machines and facilities have long crumbled by then. One of those protagonists, [[ImprobablyHighIQ Senku]], is a walking encyclopedia and a scientific genius. He ends up in a primitive human village and introduces certain modern mechanics, food, and systems to their civilization much earlier than they would have done it themselves.

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* ''Manga/DrStone'' has its protagonists waking wake up several millenia after [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the entire human race was turned into stone]] − needless to say, all the machines and facilities have long crumbled by then. One of those protagonists, [[ImprobablyHighIQ Senku]], is a walking encyclopedia and a scientific genius. He ends up in a primitive human village and introduces certain modern mechanics, food, and systems to their civilization much earlier than they would have done it themselves.
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