History Main / OneManIndustrialRevolution

24th Dec '16 11:40:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Arcanum}}'' gives us Gilbert Bates, who invented the verse's first steam engine, sparking an industrial revolution that transformed Tarant from a backwater hole into a world superpower. [[spoiler:And by 'invented', I mean 'blatantly copied off an abandoned dwarven prototype that he had been shown'.]]

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* ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' gives us Gilbert Bates, who invented the verse's first steam engine, sparking an industrial revolution that transformed Tarant from a backwater hole into a world superpower. [[spoiler:And by 'invented', I mean 'blatantly copied off an abandoned dwarven prototype that he had been shown'.]]
16th Dec '16 8:08:11 PM Faramir
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* The TinkerBell movies have Tinker Bell be this.

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* The TinkerBell DisneyFairies movies have Tinker Bell be this.
16th Dec '16 8:07:32 PM Faramir
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* The TinkerBell movies have Tinker Bell be this.
30th Oct '16 10:22:10 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}} Time Travel'' supplement ''Alternate Earths'' has this. In the "Gernsback" parallel, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla's inventions revolutionized the modern world.

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* ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Time Travel'' supplement ''Alternate Earths'' has this. In the "Gernsback" parallel, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla's inventions revolutionized the modern world.
19th Oct '16 4:43:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* J.F. Bone's novel ''The Meddlers'': A man's starship runs out of fuel (wire made out of precious metals) and he lands on a primitive planet. He must teach the natives how to use technology so he can get enough fuel to get home.

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* J.F. Bone's novel ''The Meddlers'': ''Literature/TheMeddlers'': A man's starship runs out of fuel (wire made out of precious metals) and he lands on a primitive planet. He must teach the natives how to use technology so he can get enough fuel to get home.



* The protagonist of R. A. Lafferty's ''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 ''Rainbird'' ''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.]]



* Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace in ''TheDifferenceEngine'', and most of the [[FollowTheLeader many "Victorians with computers"]] SteamPunk stories that came after it.

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* Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace in ''TheDifferenceEngine'', ''Literature/TheDifferenceEngine'', and most of the [[FollowTheLeader many "Victorians with computers"]] SteamPunk stories that came after it.
18th Oct '16 4:27:05 AM SSJMagus
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* Hero of Alexandria: bringing us the steam engine 1600 years before it was patented.

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* Hero of Alexandria: bringing us the steam engine 1600 years before it was patented. He had also invented all the other components necessary to build a proper steam turbine (with the very important exception of the improvement metallurgy that would be needed to make one large enough to be useful), but never realized what could happen if he put his inventions together.
7th Oct '16 9:49:53 AM DarthNANAME
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* In the ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'', [[{{Magitek}} orbment]] technology was invented by [[PosthumousCharacter Professor Epstein]] and improved upon by [[TheProfessor Professor Russel]]. Made ''slightly'' more realistic in that it took two people to make the technology practical, and it wasn't until Russel invented a functioning orbment-powered airship (which improved commerce ''immensely'') did the technology suddenly start getting adopted in large amounts by society.
30th Sep '16 11:38:41 PM Xtifr
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* In Michael Swanwick's ''Jack Faust'', German scholar Johannes Faust kickstarts a technological revolution that skyhooks Renaissance Europe into the early 20th century in the space of a century. Justifiable in this case, as the story is written more as a fable than a realist novel (at least, if the parts where Mephistopheles tells Faust how to create new technologies is anything to go on).

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* In Michael Swanwick's Creator/MichaelSwanwick's ''Jack Faust'', German scholar Johannes Faust kickstarts a technological revolution that skyhooks Renaissance Europe into the early 20th century in the space of a century. Justifiable in this case, as the story is written more as a fable than a realist novel (at least, if the parts where Mephistopheles tells Faust how to create new technologies is anything to go on).
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.
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