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5th Feb '18 6:00:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* The ''Literature/WolfishNature'' duology has the dog-humans prefer organic tech to "dead" tech, although the latter is slowly replacing the former, especially in the field of computing. Pretty much everything they have (including buildings) is grown and needs periodic feeding. The few exceptions include firearms (try growing a living being that can survive constant explosions inside it), although those are rare, since the dog-humans are incapable of committing murder without going insane ([[spoiler:this turns out to be a case of global brainwashing]]).
5th Feb '18 5:53:25 AM ChronoLegion
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** This becomes a problem in the episode dealing with a disease affecting marine life. The sub's hull also proves susceptible to it.
4th Feb '18 6:18:13 PM ChronoLegion
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* The Wraith technology in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' relies on this. In fact it was said that because of the organic composition of their ships and general insufficient power utilization, if they had a significant power source their ships can "grow" and become near-unstoppable juggernauts. In the GrandFinale, one of these ships adapted a ZPM (the magical power sources that Atlantis cannot seem to find enough of) and it became powerful enough to lay waste to any ship it came across. And at this point Earth ships were capable of going toe-to-toe with the ''Ori'' ships.

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* The Wraith technology in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' relies on this. In fact it was said that because of the organic composition of their ships and general insufficient power utilization, if they had a significant power source their ships can "grow" and become near-unstoppable juggernauts. In the GrandFinale, one of these ships adapted a ZPM (the magical power sources that Atlantis cannot seem to find enough of) and it became powerful enough to lay waste to any ship it came across. And at this point Earth ships were capable of going toe-to-toe with the ''Ori'' ships. In the ''Homecoming'' novel, it's stated that Wraith tech ages just like any other living being, becoming worse with age. When Todd (Wraith name - Guide) returns to his hive ship, he finds it in a sorry state, his clevermen struggling to graft new hull chunks onto damaged sections, and the ship rejecting the grafts.
21st Jan '18 11:00:51 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' reveals that the celestial robe of the maidens is not a robe, at all. It's called Mana and [[spoiler:is a large... [[BuffySpeak bally]] thing... that looks like an organism, which allows them to sustain their existence and allows rapid alteration of their cells, to take on any form they want]].
4th Dec '17 8:20:19 AM Cryoclaste
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* Though it may not look like it, much of the technology in ''{{Metroid}}'' is at least partly organic, including the [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Samus]] [[ActionGirl Aran]]'s Power Suit, which, despite all appearances, isn't made of metal.
** Even more so after she is infected by X in ''Metroid Fusion''.

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* Though it may not look like it, much of the technology in ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' is at least partly organic, including the [[EmpoweredBadassNormal Samus]] [[ActionGirl Aran]]'s Power Suit, which, despite all appearances, isn't made of metal.
** Even more so after she is infected by X in ''Metroid Fusion''.''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''.



** Kanden's scan log in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Hunters'' states that his version of the Volt Driver is a LivingWeapon.

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** Kanden's scan log in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Hunters'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' states that his version of the Volt Driver is a LivingWeapon.
21st Nov '17 11:53:04 PM PaulA
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** The Time Lords themselves -- the new series states that the TARDIS is alive. "It's not built: It's grown." Like a coral. And the [[Creator/RussellTDavies RTD-era]] desktop theme reinforces it. Furthermore, they are sentient, most famously being the Doctor's own TARDIS, whose state of sentience is explored in "The Doctor's Wife," where her matrix is implanted into a physical human body, allowing her to communicate with him for a while. This idea is further supported in the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. The "Cat's Cradle" arc in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novels has the Doctor needing to replace the organic material that the TARDIS uses for calculations that are impossible on conventional computers. ''Lungbarrow'' introduces the idea of sentient ''houses'' that are the ancestral homes of the different clans (kith) of the Time Lords. One Time Lord of each house becomes the "house keeper" and literally marries and has a somewhat symbiotic relationship with the house.

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** The Time Lords themselves -- the new series states that the TARDIS is alive. "It's not built: It's grown." Like a coral. And the [[Creator/RussellTDavies RTD-era]] desktop theme reinforces it. Furthermore, they are sentient, most famously being the Doctor's own TARDIS, whose state of sentience is explored in "The Doctor's Wife," where her matrix is implanted into a physical human body, allowing her to communicate with him for a while. This idea is further supported in the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels. The "Cat's Cradle" arc in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novels has the Doctor needing to replace the organic material that the TARDIS uses for calculations that are impossible on conventional computers. ''Lungbarrow'' ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresLungbarrow Lungbarrow]]'' introduces the idea of sentient ''houses'' that are the ancestral homes of the different clans (kith) of the Time Lords. One Time Lord of each house becomes the "house keeper" and literally marries and has a somewhat symbiotic relationship with the house.
30th Oct '17 1:52:50 PM Borjigin
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* The Wamphyri in the Necroscope series make extensive use of biotech.
5th Oct '17 10:30:09 AM BeerBaron
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':The Numidium is a [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]-constructed HumongousMecha designed to be powered by the [[CosmicKeystone heart of a dead god]] (and later powered by what is believed to be that god's ''soul''), which [[RealityWarper distorts reality around it]] whenever it is activated. Some of its blueprints/drawings depict it as having a ribcage and spine. (Akulakhan, another mecha built from Numidium's blueprints, also has these organic-looking components.) It's also theorized that its armor or other structural components are what all the Dwemer were transformed into after [[RiddleForTheAges their mysterious disappearance]]. It played a major role in the series' backstory, where [[TheConqueror Tiber Septim]] used it to complete his conquest of Tamriel, and then shows up in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' as a major plot point. At the end of ''Daggerfall'', it [[spoiler:causes a TimeCrash which makes each of the game's mutually exclusive MultipleEndings [[MergingTheBranches all happen at once]], though none [[BroadStrokes to the same extent they would have individually]]]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
12th Sep '17 11:14:19 PM FF32
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This is becoming [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_biology an actual thing.]] Interestingly, RealLife synthetic biology was ''seems'' to be going the reverse direction of this trope [[DoubleSubverted as this]] [[TechnologyMarchesOn before]] [[GameChanger CRISPR gene editing biotechnology is starting experiment upon]]: making biology look more like chemistry and some (bio-)nanotechnology, rather than making technology look more like ''actual'' biology. Whether we'll get our meaty [[IWantMyJetpack jetpacks]] remains to be seen.

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This is becoming [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_biology an actual thing.]] thing]]. Interestingly, RealLife synthetic biology was ''seems'' to be going the reverse direction of this trope [[DoubleSubverted as this]] [[TechnologyMarchesOn before]] [[GameChanger CRISPR gene editing biotechnology is starting experiment upon]]: trope: making biology look more like chemistry and some (bio-)nanotechnology, nanotechnology, rather than making technology look more like ''actual'' biology. Whether we'll get our meaty [[IWantMyJetpack jetpacks]] remains to be seen.
12th Sep '17 4:51:02 PM NoxSky12599
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->''"They've got technology, sweetheart. They just build it in different ways."''
-->-- '''[[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo]]''', ''Literature/NewJediOrder''
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