History Main / ReedRichardsISUseless

2nd May '16 10:48:14 PM leemur
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** This is explicitly enforced by the Imperium (or more specifically the [[MachineWorship Adeptus Mechanicus]]), declaring the invention of any new technology to be Heresy and focused only on recovering millenia-old LostTechnology. Furthermore, using Xeno technosorcery is strictly forbidden, and while that doesn't stop more wealthy/powerful individuals it isn't exactly helpful to the average human. (Of course, this only counts for the regular people, the low-level techpriests. The lords of Forgeworlds, more machine than man and 10,000 years old could care less about rules on research.) This results in not only the technology of the Imperium as a whole remaining largely the same (or going ''backwards'' in some aspects), but also Feudal Worlds (technology similar to Renaissance Europe) and Feral Worlds (pre-agrarian) not advancing even if they've been in contact with the wider Imperium for millennia.

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** This is explicitly enforced by the Imperium (or more specifically the [[MachineWorship Adeptus Mechanicus]]), declaring the invention of any new technology to be Heresy and focused only on recovering millenia-old LostTechnology. Furthermore, using Xeno technosorcery is strictly forbidden, and while that doesn't stop more wealthy/powerful individuals it isn't exactly helpful to the average human. (Of course, this only counts for the regular people, the low-level techpriests. The lords of Forgeworlds, more machine than man and 10,000 years old could couldn't care less about rules on research.) This results in not only the technology of the Imperium as a whole remaining largely the same (or going ''backwards'' in some aspects), but also Feudal Worlds (technology similar to Renaissance Europe) and Feral Worlds (pre-agrarian) not advancing even if they've been in contact with the wider Imperium for millennia.
21st Apr '16 1:48:50 PM ShorinBJ
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# The idea that technology which could solve serious human problems ''does'' exist, but is either withheld from the public, or otherwise not used. This may be because the conceit is that life for ordinary people is meant to be like real life, as if the story's fantastical events could be happening while we're kept in the dark.

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# The idea that technology which could solve serious human problems ''does'' exist, but is either withheld from the public, or otherwise not used. This may be because the conceit is that life for ordinary people is meant to be like real life, as if the story's fantastical events could be happening while we're kept in the dark.
21st Apr '16 1:48:24 PM ShorinBJ
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# The idea that technology which could solve serious human problems ''does'' exist, but is either withheld from the public, or otherwise not used.

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# The idea that technology which could solve serious human problems ''does'' exist, but is either withheld from the public, or otherwise not used. This may be because the conceit is that life for ordinary people is meant to be like real life, as if the story's fantastical events could be happening while we're kept in the dark.
14th Apr '16 7:25:17 PM Nightmask
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** Because the android Human Torch was made up of synthetic flesh and not a machine, although once medicine reached the point of organ transplants it would have made the need for organ donation unnecessary and eliminate the need for waiting lists for organs.
13th Apr '16 8:50:31 AM Jhamin
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' had an episode involving a plant that could cure any disease, and regrow severed limbs. The plant was conveniently forgotten in all future episodes.

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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' had an episode involving a plant that could cure any disease, and regrow severed limbs. The characters work out how to reliably overcome the side effects by the end of the episode. The plant was conveniently forgotten in all future episodes.



** In "A Fistful of Datas", Worf makes a timed-duration personal shield using a phaser and 19th-century stuff lying around. Nobody except the borg, kind-of, uses personal shields even though there's plenty of episodes where it would have been incredibly useful. This ends up getting Averted, though, in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''.

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** In "A Fistful of Datas", Worf makes a timed-duration personal shield using a phaser communicator badge and 19th-century stuff lying around. Nobody except the borg, kind-of, uses personal shields even though there's plenty of episodes where it would have been incredibly useful. This ends up getting Averted, though, in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''.
10th Apr '16 9:38:04 PM No0ne
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*** That one isn't as obviously useful as it sounds. The technology was created by a race hostile to the main cheaters as a means of involuntary brain download. It also gets more then a passing mention that if two people use the device for too long their personalities, memories, ect start to bleed over. Additionally going more then a few meters from the other linked user is excruciating. A simple Vulcan mind meld would offer the same effects with less danger to the people involved.

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*** That one isn't as obviously useful as it sounds. The technology was created by a race hostile to the main cheaters characters as a means of involuntary brain download. (Something Starlet understandably frowns upon) It also gets more then than a passing mention that if two people use the device for too long their personalities, memories, ect start to bleed over. Additionally going more then a few meters from the other linked user is excruciating. A simple Vulcan mind meld would offer the same effects with less danger to the people involved.
10th Apr '16 9:32:41 PM No0ne
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*** That one isn't as obviously useful as it sounds. The technology was created by a race hostile to the main cheaters as a means of involuntary brain download. It alsi gets more then a passing mention that if two people use the device to long their personalities, memories, ect start to bleed over. On top of that going more then a few meters from the other linked user is excruciating. A simple Vulcan mind meld would offer the same effects with less danger to the people involved.

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*** That one isn't as obviously useful as it sounds. The technology was created by a race hostile to the main cheaters as a means of involuntary brain download. It alsi also gets more then a passing mention that if two people use the device to for too long their personalities, memories, ect start to bleed over. On top of that Additionally going more then a few meters from the other linked user is excruciating. A simple Vulcan mind meld would offer the same effects with less danger to the people involved.
10th Apr '16 9:30:46 PM No0ne
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**** That one isn't as obviously useful as it sounds. The technology was created by a race hostile to the main cheaters as a means of involuntary brain download. It alsi gets more then a passing mention that if two people use the device to long their personalities, memories, ect start to bleed over. On top of that going more then a few meters from the other linked user is excruciating. A simple Vulcan mind meld would offer the same effects with less danger to the people involved.
3rd Apr '16 11:43:03 AM timrulez
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**Also there's the fact that, unlike Jimmy, Dexter is determined to keep his lab and inventions a secret from his parents, and selling his inventions could potentially blow the secret.



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8th Feb '16 11:07:36 PM Anddrix
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* During the ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' storyline, ComicBook/NormanOsborn reveals that he has the cure for cancer, too. Except he decides to use it on SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} after the Merc With A Mouth goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge for Osborn stealing his thunder at the end of ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion''.

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* During the ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' storyline, ComicBook/NormanOsborn reveals that he has the cure for cancer, too. Except he decides to use it on SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} after the Merc With A Mouth goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge for Osborn stealing his thunder at the end of ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion''.



[[TheStinger As a side note,]] [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doom]] is pleased with the name of this trope. He would prefer it to be lengthened, but the censors wouldn't allow it.

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[[TheStinger As a side note,]] [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doom]] Doom is pleased with the name of this trope. He would prefer it to be lengthened, but the censors wouldn't allow it.
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