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17th Mar '18 7:24:47 AM tkzv
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* The planet [[Literature/MajipoorSeries Majipoor]] in [[Creator/RobertSilverberg Robert Silverberg's]] novels is [[MetalPoorPlanet very poor in metals]]. Its inhabitants do remember their ancestors came from the stars, they do know of other worlds, even travellers from other stars appear occasionally, but in general there's no outside contacts. All advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic (and some is even called that) and most of it is involves PsychicPowers. Save for vibroblades, electronic books and engines maintaining atmosphere atop the Castle Mount (normally exposed to space vacuum) the tech is more or less medieval. And despite all Majipoors troubles and hostilities, there's been no homicide for millennia, at least by the start of ''Lord Valentine's Castle''.

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* The planet [[Literature/MajipoorSeries Majipoor]] in [[Creator/RobertSilverberg Robert Silverberg's]] novels is [[MetalPoorPlanet very poor in metals]]. Its inhabitants do remember their ancestors came from the stars, they do know of other worlds, even travellers from other stars appear occasionally, but in general there's no outside contacts. All advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic (and some is even called that) and most of it is involves PsychicPowers. Save for vibroblades, electronic books and engines maintaining atmosphere atop the Castle Mount (normally exposed to space vacuum) the tech is more or less medieval. And despite all Majipoors Majipoor's troubles and hostilities, there's been no homicide for millennia, at least by the start of ''Lord Valentine's Castle''.
4th Feb '18 11:05:35 AM nombretomado
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** In the NightsDawn trilogy, Norfolk is one of the more pastoral planets, with legal limits on technological imports. Although it's not ''entirely'' backwards, as a power grid and transportation network do exist.

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** In the NightsDawn trilogy, ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy'', Norfolk is one of the more pastoral planets, with legal limits on technological imports. Although it's not ''entirely'' backwards, as a power grid and transportation network do exist.
21st Jan '18 1:14:37 PM thatother1dude
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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 "[[ThePurge Festival]]".

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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 "[[ThePurge "[[AnarchyIsChaos Festival]]".
20th Jan '18 2:28:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the ChaosWalking series, the trope is attempted but failed by the first settlers. They get rid of most of their technology but absolutely fail the peaceful part.

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* In the ChaosWalking ''Literature/ChaosWalking'' series, the trope is attempted but failed by the first settlers. They get rid of most of their technology but absolutely fail the peaceful part.
2nd Jan '18 6:04:00 PM nombretomado
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* The human family in ''TheHerculoids.''

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\n* The human family in ''TheHerculoids.''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids.''
13th Nov '17 1:13:32 PM BattleMaster
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** To make things even stranger, they [[FireForgedFriends eventually merge with a Clan]], one of the setting's resident, highly technologically advanced, ProudWarriorRaceGuy factions.

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** To make things even stranger, they [[FireForgedFriends eventually merge with a Clan]], one of the setting's resident, highly technologically advanced, ProudWarriorRaceGuy factions. It works out surprisingly well, since the Clan in question is the Snow Ravens, who disdain land-based military forces in favor of overwhelming air and space superiority and thus respect the OA's ASF pilots while ignoring the planets aside from a few small holdings they establish.
24th Oct '17 8:06:59 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''A World Out Of Time'', the far-future immortal Boys spend the antarctic summer living as nomadic Stone Age hunters, but return to their high-tech cities during the unending darkness of the polar winter.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''A World Out Of Time'', ''Literature/AWorldOutOfTime'', the far-future immortal Boys spend the antarctic summer living as nomadic Stone Age hunters, but return to their high-tech cities during the unending darkness of the polar winter.
9th Oct '17 1:25:37 PM pokefan548
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* Hat Kid's space ship from ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'' has shades of this, being made primarily out of "Space-Resistant Wood". In fact, she calls a diary containing a typical frisbee UFO a "mockery", pointing out that it couldn't be a space ship as it lacks wood.
24th Sep '17 8:50:32 PM KTera
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* The [[ArtificialHuman Synthetic Human Alliance]] of ''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.

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* The [[ArtificialHuman Synthetic Human Alliance]] of ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' are explicitly compared to the Old Earth Amish, as they were originally multifunctional bodyguards, nannies and [[Main/Sexbot sexbots]] {{Sexbot}}s 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 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.
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