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20th Sep '16 8:43:12 AM Morgenthaler
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This trope has frequently been TruthInTelevision depending on the circumstances, with historical works involving [[WorldWarI World War I]] and other major events that were technological 'kitchen sink' like affairs (with cavalry charges co-existing with airplane bombing runs) one hundred percent qualifying. Beware: Many sci-fi settings that aren't [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness harder than diamond]] can become this ''constantly'' if you think about it too hard.

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This trope has frequently been TruthInTelevision depending on the circumstances, with historical works involving [[WorldWarI World War I]] UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and other major events that were technological 'kitchen sink' like affairs (with cavalry charges co-existing with airplane bombing runs) one hundred percent qualifying. Beware: Many sci-fi settings that aren't [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness harder than diamond]] can become this ''constantly'' if you think about it too hard.
26th Aug '16 9:23:26 PM billybobfred
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** In a later strip, Redcloak mentions that magical, lightning-powered trains actually do exist in the OOTS-verse (and complains that he's the one who has to make sure they run on time).

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** In a later strip, Redcloak mentions that magical, lightning-powered trains actually do exist in the OOTS-verse (and complains that he's the one who has to [[RepressiveButEfficient make sure they run on time).time]]).
20th Aug '16 11:08:09 AM MacedonianKing
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-->-- '''A movie director''', ''Manga/AstroBoy'', "The Invisible Giant" [[note]] Apparently he has never seen ''Yojimbo'' or ''Film/TheSevenSamurai'' [[/note]]

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-->-- '''A movie director''', ''Manga/AstroBoy'', "The Invisible Giant" [[note]] Apparently he has never seen ''Yojimbo'' ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' or ''Film/TheSevenSamurai'' ''Film/TheSevenSamurai''. [[/note]]
20th Aug '16 11:06:25 AM MacedonianKing
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-->-- '''A movie director''', ''Manga/AstroBoy'', "The Invisible Giant"

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-->-- '''A movie director''', ''Manga/AstroBoy'', "The Invisible Giant"
Giant" [[note]] Apparently he has never seen ''Yojimbo'' or ''Film/TheSevenSamurai'' [[/note]]
13th Aug '16 5:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'', in the city of Ankh-Morpork as seen by the visiting Californians in crossover fic with ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. It has a supercomputer (HEX) way in advance of anything on Earth but no electricity, TV, petrol engines... meanwhile visiting Discworlders in Pasadena/Los Angeles find technological sophistication - but no awareness of magic. The visiting Assassin realises how reliance on machinery to do the work has rendered the people largely less muscular and physically able than on her own world.

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* The ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', in the city of Ankh-Morpork as seen by the visiting Californians in crossover fic with ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. It has a supercomputer (HEX) way in advance of anything on Earth but no electricity, TV, petrol engines... meanwhile visiting Discworlders in Pasadena/Los Angeles find technological sophistication - but no awareness of magic. The visiting Assassin realises how reliance on machinery to do the work has rendered the people largely less muscular and physically able than on her own world.
13th Aug '16 12:29:08 PM AgProv
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'', in the city of Ankh-Morpork as seen by the visiting Californians in crossover fic with ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Fanfic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. It has a supercomputer (HEX) way in advance of anything on Earth but no electricity, TV, petrol engines... meanwhile visiting Discworlders in Pasadena/Los Angeles find technological sophistication - but no awareness of magic. The visiting Assassin realises how reliance on machinery to do the work has rendered the people largely less muscular and physically able than on her own world.
27th Jul '16 9:52:14 AM Kakai
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* Tech level in ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' is pretty hard to nail down. On one hand, Darksiders have flintlocks and dynamite, while Daysiders seem to be more on spears-and-swords level of technology - yet there's something akin to a radio or DVD player visible behind Kenton in one panel.
11th Jul '16 6:04:37 AM thatmadork
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* It's mentioned in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' that, even though Remnant's level of technology is far beyond that of our world, they have never developed a space program because [[{{Unobtainium}} Dust]] doesn't work the moment it leaves the planet, and the people of Remnant have never bothered to look for an alternative fuel source. While they have an Internet on Remnant, it's not based on satellites and instead is based on four massive terrestrial communications towers. This eventually bites everyone in the ass: [[spoiler:when one of these towers is knocked out in the finale of Volume 3, the resulting communications blackout combined with the last images being relayed from Vale being those of Beacon's Huntresses inflicting grave harm on their fellows and Atlesian robots attacking innocent people, it's enough to discredit both Beacon and Atlas in one swoop and drive the Kingdoms to the brink of war. [[AllAccordingToPlan Just as Cinder planned]].]]
2nd Jul '16 10:28:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' has this in spades- to the point where villagers use PoweredArmor and robotic exoskeletons (and are themselves biomechanical) while living in huts and shacks on a tropical island.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has this in spades- to the point where villagers use PoweredArmor and robotic exoskeletons (and are themselves biomechanical) while living in huts and shacks on a tropical island.
25th May '16 9:58:35 PM kikiandlala
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** Minor villain/heroic ally Arkon and his city Polemachus would count. Arkon is loincloth-wearing, sword-wielding barbarian who rides giant lizards, but carries thunderbolt-shaped energy spears that can open dimensional portals and be hurled for powerful energy bursts. The city he rules, Polemachus, is something out of a Frank Frazetta/Roger Dean album cover with such weirdtech as mind-controlling machines, but they somehow never develop atomic power (Arkon had to kidnap and brainwash Earth scientists to get the secret of developing nukes. The SchizoTech elements get furthered as Arkon often goes raiding Earth and other dimensions for the opportunity to steal what technology Polemachus doesn't have, and his people have a highly developed use of sorcery and magic besides their own native science.
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