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26th Sep '16 1:38:50 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': Downplayed example with the Nopon technology. They appear on the outset to be comparatively primitive, living in thatched huts made of sticks and leaves, and relying on beasts of burden rather than any kind of engine. On the other hand, they carry around strange lollipop-looking gadgets which are apparently multipurpose communicators that can even interface with the humans' without issue, the weaponry they design is at least on par with human and other alien weaponry, and they never show any surprise or confusion towards advanced technology, seeming to understand it just fine. Contrast the Prone, who actually are primitive hunter-gatherers, and their utter incomprehension of the technology around them.
24th Sep '16 7:22:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the example {{NPC}}s in ''TabletopGameGeniusTheTransgression'' is a [[MadScientist genius]] from an alternative timeline where metallurgy never appeared. As a result, all her [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience wonders]] have a stone age aesthetic. Players can also create characters like this, since the rules pretty much state that they can use any style they want.

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* One of the example {{NPC}}s in ''TabletopGameGeniusTheTransgression'' ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' is a [[MadScientist genius]] from an alternative timeline where metallurgy never appeared. As a result, all her [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience wonders]] have a stone age aesthetic. Players can also create characters like this, since the rules pretty much state that they can use any style they want.
24th Sep '16 7:18:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the example {{NPC}}s in ''GeniusTheTransgression'' is a [[MadScientist genius]] from an alternative timeline where metallurgy never appeared. As a result, all her [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience wonders]] have a stone age aesthetic. Players can also create characters like this, since the rules pretty much state that they can use any style they want.

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* One of the example {{NPC}}s in ''GeniusTheTransgression'' ''TabletopGameGeniusTheTransgression'' is a [[MadScientist genius]] from an alternative timeline where metallurgy never appeared. As a result, all her [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience wonders]] have a stone age aesthetic. Players can also create characters like this, since the rules pretty much state that they can use any style they want.
23rd Sep '16 7:01:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the eponymous team seems to use both this and ordinary BambooTechnology. For instance, the S.P.L.A.N.K.E.R. is really just a handheld weapon consisting of two boards with a spring-loaded hinge, while other weapons, including guns that at first only shoot mustard or gumballs, are upgraded to high-tech ray guns after ContiuityCreep sets in.
22nd Aug '16 4:01:15 PM nombretomado
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* The neolithic-looking Nordic ruins from TheElderScrollsVSkyrim mostly have just plan old BambooTechnology but occasionally houses powerful artifacts like the Eye Of Magnus or [[spoiler:a portal to the afterlife realm Sovngarde]]. Meridia's shrine also has an impressive system of communication with the beacons using a beam of light. A lot of this involves {{Magitek}} though.

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* The neolithic-looking Nordic ruins from TheElderScrollsVSkyrim ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' mostly have just plan old BambooTechnology but occasionally houses powerful artifacts like the Eye Of Magnus or [[spoiler:a portal to the afterlife realm Sovngarde]]. Meridia's shrine also has an impressive system of communication with the beacons using a beam of light. A lot of this involves {{Magitek}} though.
19th Aug '16 6:24:38 AM Sharlee
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* Most Asgardian technology in the MarvelCinematicUniverse ''looks'' like Viking-era equipment despite being Sufficiently Advanced.
10th Aug '16 7:49:41 PM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', the Eldrid have this. Along with much of their technology being OrganicTechnology, many of it also resembles like it's made out of ancient stone structures and such. This is best seen with the ancient but still functioning tech of the Aztanti, the ancient precursors of the Eldrid. While Eldrid tech as these on the surface look ancient and primitive, they are actually quite advanced if not much more than others due to being several millennia old. This look pretty much aligns with the Eldrid's philosophy with being one with nature rather than imposing on it.
10th Aug '16 1:50:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Zig-zagged in the {{Franchise/Halo}} series with Forerunner artifacts. While the by and large have a futuristic brushed metal aesthetic, they will sometimes also appear to be made of stone. This is most apparent on Installation 05, featured in VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}. It's worth noting, however, that the [[UpdatedRerelease 10th anniversary remake]] altered the appearance of the Forerunner structures to a much more futuristic appearance.

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* Zig-zagged in the {{Franchise/Halo}} ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series with Forerunner artifacts. While the they by and large have a futuristic brushed metal aesthetic, they will sometimes also appear to be made of stone. This is most apparent on Installation 05, featured in VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}. ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. It's worth noting, however, that the [[UpdatedRerelease 10th anniversary remake]] altered the appearance of the ''2''[='s=] Forerunner structures to a much more futuristic appearance.
16th Jul '16 10:15:41 PM Theriocephalus
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Sufficiently Advanced Bamboo Technology, on the other hand, covers mechanisms with a Stone Age (or other ancient period, like Bronze Age, Iron Age, Medieval Period, etc...) appearance but a High Tech function that is beyond the achievements of Industrial or Modern Age technology: primitive-looking but highly advanced technology. Like the Stone Age equivalent of Crystal Spires and Togas, this is very often used to illustrate how ''advanced'' a culture's technology is by making it blend in almost seamlessly with their environment and/or architecture.

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Sufficiently Advanced Bamboo Technology, on the other hand, covers mechanisms with a Stone Age (or other ancient period, like Bronze Age, Iron Age, Medieval Period, etc...) appearance but a High Tech function that is beyond the achievements of Industrial or Modern Age technology: primitive-looking but highly advanced technology. Like the Stone Age equivalent of Crystal Spires and Togas, CrystalSpiresAndTogas, this is very often used to illustrate how ''advanced'' a culture's technology is by making it blend in almost seamlessly with their environment and/or architecture.
9th May '16 8:24:08 AM thatother1dude
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* The ruins of gem ancient sites in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', despite being built by a space-faring race, look like ancient human ruin albeit with some [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} stranger element]]. The ubiquitous [[PortalNetwork warp pads]] look like nondescript stone daises. Even the {{Flying Saucer}}s they flew in on seem to be made of stone and have the interior of a TempleOfDoom. By contrast, modern Homeworld technology is obviously advanced and quite alien-looking.

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* The ruins of gem ancient sites in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', despite being built by a space-faring race, look like ancient human ruin ruins albeit with some [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} stranger element]].elements]]. The ubiquitous [[PortalNetwork warp pads]] look like nondescript stone daises. Even the {{Flying Saucer}}s they flew in on seem to be made of stone and have the interior of a TempleOfDoom. By contrast, modern Homeworld technology is obviously advanced and quite alien-looking.
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