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15th Nov '16 11:00:28 AM RavenWilder
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15th Nov '16 10:48:12 AM RavenWilder
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* The first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' movie has the flux capacitor (which makes time travel possible) as its sole science-fiction element, with everything else being grounded in the reality . . . until the SequelHook at the end shows us a flying car and a portable cold-fusion reactor. ''Back to the Future II'' features much softer and more plentiful science-fiction during the trip to 2015, though the third movie in the trilogy mostly brings things back to about the same level as the first movie.
6th Nov '16 5:45:01 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/{{Intelligence|2014}}'': A computer chip can be inserted into people with a particular genetic mutation, allowing them to access the information grid. Apart from that, the series is LikeRealityUnlessNoted.
6th Nov '16 5:43:16 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'' makes hay out of the fact that scientists currently have no damn clue what dark energy and dark matter really are, using them to justify hardcore SpaceSailing and WoodenShipsAndIronMen via [[SubspaceOrHyperspace an alternate plane of existence called darkspace]]. The fact that most combat in the series takes place in darkspace dictates the designs of ships, which otherwise take into consideration that space is 3D and that one still has to deal with orbital mechanics in realspace (even more so than usual, since ships can only enter or exit darkspace at Lagrange points off of massive objects).
* ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' has the Matrix, a web of {{Alternate Universe}}s into which ships transit to travel faster than light, whose physics require ships' sails to be set by hand or with hydraulics (since any electrics could affect the ship's course). Everything else is at best Mohs/SpeculativeScience: ships and missiles are propelled by matter/antimatter annihilation and all the physics are kept consistent.
5th Nov '16 11:11:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''IlivaisX'' likely falls within this. Though it's set only somewhat late in the 21st century, a LensmanArmsRace at the time the Aztecs fought of Cortez elevates the technology several millenia beyond what it should be (notably, space travel occuring in the 1700s). Most of the technology is fairly plausible- the HumongousMecha are, for the most part, incapable of walking on land and usually meant solely for flight (even the ones that can move on land have some vertical thrust), cities prone to disasters are suspended in the air via satellites, hovering vehicles operate on a computerized maglev system, mechanical and organic regeneration occurs with {{Nanomachines}}, advanced neuroscience allows the Drive Cores to work, etc. The [[DesperationAttack End Codes]] are not explained at all, however, as they apparently stop time for anything that doesn't have an End Code itself, though it generally drains the user's energy very quickly. It's presumed the titular mech's teleportation works this way, which is only possible with its Cyclic Engine, but that isn't explained either aside from stating it took a long time to make. The latter is essentially the MacGuffin of the story.

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* ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' likely falls within this. Though it's set only somewhat late in the 21st century, a LensmanArmsRace at the time the Aztecs fought of Cortez elevates the technology several millenia beyond what it should be (notably, space travel occuring in the 1700s). Most of the technology is fairly plausible- the HumongousMecha are, for the most part, incapable of walking on land and usually meant solely for flight (even the ones that can move on land have some vertical thrust), cities prone to disasters are suspended in the air via satellites, hovering vehicles operate on a computerized maglev system, mechanical and organic regeneration occurs with {{Nanomachines}}, advanced neuroscience allows the Drive Cores to work, etc. The [[DesperationAttack End Codes]] are not explained at all, however, as they apparently stop time for anything that doesn't have an End Code itself, though it generally drains the user's energy very quickly. It's presumed the titular mech's teleportation works this way, which is only possible with its Cyclic Engine, but that isn't explained either aside from stating it took a long time to make. The latter is essentially the MacGuffin of the story.
3rd Nov '16 9:58:32 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'' series operates on a great deal of {{Phlebotinum}} mixed with just enough hard sci fi elements to keep things sounding plausible. For example, FTLTravel is performed by means of ArtificialGravity generators that violate [[NoConservationOfEnergy conservation of energy]], but the rules for employing them are very strict, and most other technologies are based on things resembling known physics, or are logical extensions of the use of ArtificialGravity. However, once the {{Precursors}} start to show up with their LostTechnology, things get really fanciful really fast. Examples: constructed artificial planetoids that can traverse the galaxy in a week and fire star system-destroying bursts of energy across intergalactic space, entire planets that warp through alternate dimensions, etc.

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''HumanxCommonwealth'' ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series operates on a great deal of {{Phlebotinum}} mixed with just enough hard sci fi elements to keep things sounding plausible. For example, FTLTravel is performed by means of ArtificialGravity generators that violate [[NoConservationOfEnergy conservation of energy]], but the rules for employing them are very strict, and most other technologies are based on things resembling known physics, or are logical extensions of the use of ArtificialGravity. However, once the {{Precursors}} start to show up with their LostTechnology, things get really fanciful really fast. Examples: constructed artificial planetoids that can traverse the galaxy in a week and fire star system-destroying bursts of energy across intergalactic space, entire planets that warp through alternate dimensions, etc.
27th Sep '16 8:43:37 PM PaulA
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** Her ''Literature/AllianceUnion'' universe (which includes the ChanurNovels) has an FTL drive which has the additional function of allowing for instantaneous changes in velocity.

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** Her ''Literature/AllianceUnion'' universe (which includes the ChanurNovels) Literature/ChanurNovels) has an FTL drive which has the additional function of allowing for instantaneous changes in velocity.
16th Sep '16 6:13:34 PM StarSword
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* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has its eponymous mass effect, which is the source for almost all advanced technology. By manipulating the mass of matter, one can create FTL, artificial gravity, hover technology, force fields, handheld weapons that fire grains of dust with the force of bullets, and it also provides an extremely efficient energy source. The effect is created when running a current through [[{{Unobtanium}} Element Zero]], and people whose bodies are laced with the substance (either by accident or on purpose) can use the electric potential of their nervous system to gain apparently psychic powers. (This is based, loosely, on theoretical applications of dark energy, exaggerated quite a bit).

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* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has its eponymous mass effect, which is the source for almost all advanced technology. By manipulating the mass of matter, one can create FTL, artificial gravity, hover technology, force fields, handheld weapons that fire grains of dust with the force of bullets, and it also provides an extremely efficient energy source. bullets. The effect is created when running a current through [[{{Unobtanium}} Element Zero]], and people whose bodies are laced with the substance (either by accident or on purpose) can use the electric potential of their nervous system to gain apparently psychic telekinetic powers. (This This is based, loosely, on theoretical applications of dark energy, exaggerated quite a bit).bit. Outside of eezo, most of the AppliedPhlebotinum is pretty squarely in the realm of Mohs/SpeculativeScience (ArtificialIntelligence via quantum computing, {{Subspace Ansible}}s via quantum entanglement, and they even account for [[SpaceIsCold heating and cooling problems in space]]), though the cutscenes still tend to lean on RuleOfCool (especially in space combat) since the games are thematically {{homage}}s to classic SpaceOpera.
3rd Sep '16 2:54:43 PM HellishParr
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* ''Webcomic/{{QuestionableContent}}'' is basically a slice of life comic, but with advanced Artifical Intelligence that has reached the singularity. Several of the major characters are themselves AI, and the rights of AI entities in the context of larger society is a running theme
21st Aug '16 12:33:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''EclipsePhase'' is, in the main, Mohs/SpeculativeScience based on forecast trends of technological development. However, post-singularity beings and aliens are capable of doing stuff that runs straight into ClarkesThirdLaw, most notably the [[PortalNetwork Pandora Gates]].

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* ''EclipsePhase'' ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is, in the main, Mohs/SpeculativeScience based on forecast trends of technological development. However, post-singularity beings and aliens are capable of doing stuff that runs straight into ClarkesThirdLaw, most notably the [[PortalNetwork Pandora Gates]].
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