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27th May '18 7:12:43 AM WillBGood
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--->'''Dmitri''': You're insane and you're going to kill off the human race.
--->'''Kim''': ''Good!'' All they ever do is ''Die!'' ''Or leave.''
* [[http://archive.picturesforsadchildren.com/93/ Humorously mocked]] in ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren'', which points out that advancements are usually restricted to the rich and that the poor are often left behind. The idea that silicon can have any role in a fundamental changes to the human condition is rejected on the basis that computers are mainly used for entertainment and warfare (maybe, the character saying it is incapable of feeling positive emotions).

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--->'''Dmitri''': You're insane and you're going to kill off the human race.
--->'''Kim''':
race.\\
'''Kim''':
''Good!'' All they ever do is ''Die!'' ''Or leave.''
* [[http://archive.picturesforsadchildren.com/93/ [[https://comemuse.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/spfc-93.png Humorously mocked]] in ''Webcomic/PicturesForSadChildren'', which points out that advancements are usually restricted to the rich and that the poor are often left behind. The idea that silicon can have any role in a fundamental changes to the human condition is rejected on the basis that computers are mainly used for entertainment and warfare (maybe, the character saying it is incapable of feeling positive emotions).
23rd May '18 1:45:18 AM HelloLamppost
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* In ''[[Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob,]]'' Galatea tries to start one by activating an alien civilization's artificial super-intelligence. Said super-intelligence, dubbed "Gosh," responds to her expectations with an emphatic AGodIAmNot and spends most of the rest of the storyline suffering an extended freak out and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds threatening to kill everyone in sight unless they can tell him]] TheMeaningOfLife.
1st May '18 7:31:29 PM Gamermaster
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* According to ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', mankind has the tendency to destroy itself with technology with no "enlightenment" occurring. After a certain level, a precocious child can accidentally (or intentionally) program their toys to destroy planets and dimensions. The heroes try to keep technological levels down with magic for this reason. It is implied that magic, and indeed most of their current universe, is part of the wreckage of an earlier singularity. This series could out-grimdark ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' if it felt like it.

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* According to ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', mankind has the tendency to destroy itself with technology with no "enlightenment" occurring. After a certain level, a precocious child can accidentally (or intentionally) program their toys to destroy planets and dimensions. The heroes try to keep technological levels down with magic for this reason. It is implied that magic, and indeed most of their current universe, is part of the wreckage of an earlier singularity. This series could out-grimdark ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' if it felt like it.
1st May '18 2:55:33 AM onyhow
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* Creator/DavidBrin 's ''Literature/{{Existence}}'' averts this because of a question: what if the [=AIs=] that's supposed to trigger TheSingularity does ''not'' want to design and gets replaced by better replacements? What if they just want to live like any other humans? This resulted in the people who want this to happen, dubbed "godmakers", suffer from IWantMyJetpack effect.

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* Creator/DavidBrin 's ''Literature/{{Existence}}'' averts this because of a question: question by the author: what if the [=AIs=] that's supposed to trigger TheSingularity does ''not'' want to design and gets replaced by better replacements? What if they just want to live like any other humans? This resulted in the people who want this to happen, dubbed "godmakers", suffer from IWantMyJetpack effect.
1st May '18 2:51:52 AM onyhow
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* ''Literature/Existence'' averts this because of a question: what if the [=AIs=] that's supposed to trigger TheSingularity does ''not'' want to design and gets replaced by better replacements? What if they just want to live like any other humans? This resulted in the people who want this to happen, dubbed "godmakers", suffer from IWantMyJetpack effect.

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* ''Literature/Existence'' Creator/DavidBrin 's ''Literature/{{Existence}}'' averts this because of a question: what if the [=AIs=] that's supposed to trigger TheSingularity does ''not'' want to design and gets replaced by better replacements? What if they just want to live like any other humans? This resulted in the people who want this to happen, dubbed "godmakers", suffer from IWantMyJetpack effect.
1st May '18 2:51:11 AM onyhow
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* Darwinia, by Robert Charles Wilson, spends most of its story examining the effects and exploration of distinctly non-terrestrial biomes that were suddenly plonked into place across the planet in 1912. It exists quite hard on the sci fi scale, with detailed biology of these alien biomes that have suddenly appeared as the protagonists explore them. However towards the end of the story, the protagonist discovers [[spoiler:that the reason this "1912 Miracle" happened is because his 1912 Earth got infected with a type of information virus that is slowly corrupting the vast information storage and simulated reality that the intelligences that live at the end of time have been running to try to conserve all the knowledge and information of the universe as they possibly can. He is then recruited into the fight to destroy the viruses before the corruption causes everything to be scrambled beyond recovery.]]

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* Darwinia, ''Darwinia'', by Robert Charles Wilson, spends most of its story examining the effects and exploration of distinctly non-terrestrial biomes that were suddenly plonked into place across the planet in 1912. It exists quite hard on the sci fi scale, with detailed biology of these alien biomes that have suddenly appeared as the protagonists explore them. However towards the end of the story, the protagonist discovers [[spoiler:that the reason this "1912 Miracle" happened is because his 1912 Earth got infected with a type of information virus that is slowly corrupting the vast information storage and simulated reality that the intelligences that live at the end of time have been running to try to conserve all the knowledge and information of the universe as they possibly can. He is then recruited into the fight to destroy the viruses before the corruption causes everything to be scrambled beyond recovery.]] ]]
* ''Literature/Existence'' averts this because of a question: what if the [=AIs=] that's supposed to trigger TheSingularity does ''not'' want to design and gets replaced by better replacements? What if they just want to live like any other humans? This resulted in the people who want this to happen, dubbed "godmakers", suffer from IWantMyJetpack effect.
31st Mar '18 11:39:36 AM LlamaAdventure
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* The ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise as a whole chronicles the technological advance of robots from highly-advanced but still mentally-limited machines, to robots capable of human-like moral quandaries, to synthetic life forms that become more indistinguishable from humans while humans gain synthetic parts, blurring the line between human and machine until the ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' series, where actual humans have been extinct for a long, long time and the player likely won't even notice until they're told so. The internet also eventually evolves into {{Cyberspace}}, an alternate world of pure energy and data layered on top of the real world, and occasionally manifesting in the real world in the form of things like Zero Space or the Cyber-Elves.

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* The ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise as a whole chronicles the technological advance of robots from [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic highly-advanced but still mentally-limited machines, machines]], [[VideoGame/MegaManX to robots capable of human-like moral quandaries, quandaries]], [[VideoGame/MegaManZX to synthetic life forms that become more indistinguishable from humans while humans gain synthetic parts, blurring the line between human and machine machine]] until the ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' series, where actual humans have been extinct for a long, long time and the player likely won't even notice until they're told so. The internet also eventually evolves into {{Cyberspace}}, an alternate world of pure energy and data layered on top of the real world, and occasionally manifesting in the real world in the form of things like [[VideoGame/MegaManX5 Zero Space Space]] or the Cyber-Elves.[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Cyber-Elves]].
31st Mar '18 11:29:18 AM LlamaAdventure
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* The ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise as a whole chronicles the technological advance of robots from highly-advanced but still mentally-limited machines, to robots capable of human-like moral quandaries, to synthetic life forms that become more indistinguishable from humans while humans gain synthetic parts, blurring the line between human and machine until the ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' series, where actual humans have been extinct for a long, long time and the player likely won't even notice until they're told so. The internet also eventually evolves into {{Cyberspace}}, an alternate world of pure energy and data layered on top of the real world, and occasionally manifesting in the real world in the form of things like Zero Space or the Cyber-Elves.
16th Mar '18 5:13:30 AM Smeagol17
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* The antagonists of Anime/{{Zegapain}} archived this.

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* The antagonists of Anime/{{Zegapain}} archived this.
achieved this. [[spoiler: Technically the protagonists, too.]]
16th Mar '18 5:10:55 AM Smeagol17
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* The antagonists of Anime/{{Zegapain}} archived this.
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