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12th May '17 4:14:28 AM Cryoclaste
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* Chozo settlements from ''{{Metroid}}'' (or at least what's left) are (were) built to be as close to the environment around them as possible, and as a result look a ''lot'' further down the tech level scale than you would expect. The Chozo, remember, built Samus's incredible PoweredArmor, as well as the machines that recharge it, and were able to alter her DNA during her childhood. They're Space Amish By Choice.

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* Chozo settlements from ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' (or at least what's left) are (were) built to be as close to the environment around them as possible, and as a result look a ''lot'' further down the tech level scale than you would expect. The Chozo, remember, built Samus's incredible PoweredArmor, as well as the machines that recharge it, and were able to alter her DNA during her childhood. They're Space Amish By Choice.



** In ''Metroid Prime'', [[ScrapbookStory lore scans]] make it clear that the Tallon IV Chozo settlement, at least, did abandon most of their technology to get closer to nature. It ''worked'', too, as they became SufficientlyAdvancedAliens before being yanked back to the planet when the Phazon meteor impacted. Of course, this is still relative; a few of the rooms and corridors of the Chozo Ruins are very technological indeed.

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** In ''Metroid Prime'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', [[ScrapbookStory lore scans]] make it clear that the Tallon IV Chozo settlement, at least, did abandon most of their technology to get closer to nature. It ''worked'', too, as they became SufficientlyAdvancedAliens before being yanked back to the planet when the Phazon meteor impacted. Of course, this is still relative; a few of the rooms and corridors of the Chozo Ruins are very technological indeed.
31st Mar '17 3:38:46 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ArtificialHuman Synthetic Human Alliance]] of OrionsArm are explicitly compared to the Old Earth Amish, as they were originally multifunctional bodyguards, nannies and [[Main/Sexbot sexbots]] who found a loophole in their programming: if fleeing from their masters was in the interest of their master's (more specifically, their offspring's) safety, they should do so. After founding the SHA, they created a ludd utopia, with importance placed on communities, hard but fair work, a rejection of vanity and [[FreeLoveFuture pleasure]]. They are surprisingly hi tech, needed to maintain the synthetic half of their population, but have a purely utilitarian view on technology, with 'skillsets' being temporarily lent whenever necessary. They're widely regarded as an example of how a nearbaseline ludd society can work perfectly well by modosophonts and transapients alike.

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* The [[ArtificialHuman Synthetic Human Alliance]] of OrionsArm ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' are explicitly compared to the Old Earth Amish, as they were originally multifunctional bodyguards, nannies and [[Main/Sexbot sexbots]] who found a loophole in their programming: if fleeing from their masters was in the interest of their master's (more specifically, their offspring's) safety, they should do so. After founding the SHA, they created a ludd utopia, with importance placed on communities, hard but fair work, a rejection of vanity and [[FreeLoveFuture pleasure]]. They are surprisingly hi tech, needed to maintain the synthetic half of their population, but have a purely utilitarian view on technology, with 'skillsets' being temporarily lent whenever necessary. They're widely regarded as an example of how a nearbaseline ludd society can work perfectly well by modosophonts and transapients alike.
12th Jan '17 8:51:05 AM __Vano
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* SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology: When a civilization appears to be like this, but isn't. They just like to make their technology ''look'' primitive.


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* SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology: When a civilization appears to be like this, but isn't. They just like to make their technology ''look'' primitive.

actually isn't.
11th Jan '17 11:54:39 AM LordInsane
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* The Hatire Community from TabletopGame/StarDrive is a quasi-example of this trope. While okay with most technology, they prohibit non-essential cybernetics and generally favor a simpler lifestyle. Granted, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, but only if you abuse it.

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* The Hatire Community from TabletopGame/StarDrive is a quasi-example of this trope. While okay with most technology, they prohibit non-essential cybernetics and generally favor a simpler lifestyle. Granted, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, but only if you abuse it. Strictly speaking the Hatires have a stronger rejection of technology within their faith, but the core principle would be 'technology to the degree that it is necessary' -- and the Hatires are ''very'' aware that if they don't keep up with the other interstellar governments and compromise on some points they're going to lose ground, let alone ''spread'' the Hatire faith.
4th Dec '16 10:31:38 AM Zwazo57
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* ''Literature/{{Refugees}}'': There is a debate over whether the new arrivees to the compound on the new planet should be allowed to use technology; strict limits are placed on it. Those who have been living on the planet for a long time see no need for technology.
6th Nov '16 3:36:45 AM Hanz
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', the titular characters once stumble upon a world populated by Amish-looking CatFolk who are about to initiate their annual "Festival", a parody of Film/ThePurge.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', the titular characters once stumble upon a world populated by Amish-looking CatFolk who are about to initiate their annual "Festival", a parody of Film/ThePurge."[[ThePurge Festival]]".
29th Oct '16 2:44:12 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time]]" had the Outsiders, a group of Gallifreyans who lived outside the cities on Gallifrey. They didn't use technology more advanced then a bow and arrow despite their race having access to time machines.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Invasion of Time]]" had the Outsiders, a group of Gallifreyans who lived outside the cities on Gallifrey. They didn't use technology more advanced then a bow and arrow despite their race having access to time machines. ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]'' included a village of apparently literal Space Amish just outside the capitol who the Doctor stays with for a while.
15th Sep '16 1:15:53 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[EndersGame Speaker for the Dead]]'' by Orson Scott Card (and to a lesser degree, its sequels) there are references to planets in the high-tech space empire that engage in pretty primitive activities, such as whaling, but it seems to be more because these are pioneer/frontier areas that do use some technology and continue developing while taking advantage of their raw natural resources.

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* In ''[[EndersGame Speaker for the Dead]]'' ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'' by Orson Scott Card (and to a lesser degree, its sequels) there are references to planets in the high-tech space empire that engage in pretty primitive activities, such as whaling, but it seems to be more because these are pioneer/frontier areas that do use some technology and continue developing while taking advantage of their raw natural resources.
12th Sep '16 5:21:57 AM Freezer
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** In another Card work, the "Homecoming" series (''Memory of Earth'', et. al.), the human race has resettled to another planet AfterTheEnd of Earth. They're technologically simplistic, [[SchizoTech with certain exceptions]], but not through conscious choice: The original settlers created the Oversoul, a world-spanning MasterComputer / MindControlDevice, which keeps people from even ''thinking'' about the evil advanced technology that would doom the human race again.
28th Aug '16 10:04:50 AM Hanz
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* One episode of ''TheJetsons'' flirts with this, where George and his family settle on an asteroid, making do with what's at hand. They're happy, at least until developers find their paradise.

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* One episode of ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' flirts with this, where George and his family settle on an asteroid, making do with what's at hand. They're happy, at least until developers find their paradise.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', the titular characters once stumble upon a world populated by Amish-looking CatFolk who are about to initiate their annual "Festival", a parody of Film/ThePurge.
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