In many works of fiction that are set in the modern day(looking at you, Hollywood) the tchnology, whether it be among the common folk, or just the higher ups, will be radically more advanced than anythingwe have today. Possible sister trop would be Past Future Technology (where people in the past have advanced technology). Not that this does not include Magic, but strictly technology that is too advanced. Film
- In "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra", the government's accelerator suits take the joes and give them superhuman abilities.
- In "Tron" and "Tron: Legacy" the beam that transfers people into the grid is highly advanced.
- Inception features strange, briefcase-like objects that distribute some kind of sedative or other chemical among sleepers and allows them to share dreams.
- In the Stargate Verse, life is Like Reality Unless Noted for most, but due to a hefty helping of Imported Alien Phlebotinum, by the end of Stargate Universe the UN Security Council member states regularly perform offworld missions and possess starships fully capable of fighting intergalactic wars.
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