Megatron the forefather of Earth tech?

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  1. QLRformer

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    That concept sounds great, in theory. In practice it makes no sense: historically cars, engines, etc were developed at the Industrial Age/Revolution, which happened around the turn of the century. Megatron was only retrieved and taken to Hoover Dam in the 1930s.

    I think it might have been an exaggeration by Simmons, the perennial prima donna. And given that the only real thing gleaned from Megatron was the railgun seen in ROTF, I think that perhaps military tech like lasers were devised from Megatron.
     
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    Indeed. He was just making a point. Alternatively, he could just mean modern cars and stuff.
     
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    Pretty sure the Beast Wars had a hand in it, too. :) 
     
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    I always thought he was talking about modern computerized technology.
     
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    *looks at megatron* "4 wheels that can take you anywhere" yeah I dont understand it either
     
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    It is possible Megatron gave them the technology to modernise and to make those things more advanced.
     
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    Personally I've always felt it was an iffy concept in the context of this particular story. At best it was just a throwaway surface explanation that was functional enough to move that part of the story forwards. Scrutinize it closer though and it doesn't hold up as well.
    I wrote a slightly more in-depth post about the whole study of Megatron and his effect (or not) on human technological advancement in another recent thread. I'd go find it but I'm tired.
     
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    It recently occured to me that given the "nuclear" origins of the character (Megaton+R=Megatron, fusion cannon) they could have made him the founder of nuclear tech (atom bombs, nuclear reactors - Chernobyl) and it would have worked just fine, maybe even better.
     
  9. cliffjumperftw1

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    But if things worked/made sense, we wouldn't have anything to complain about. That's just what we do here in the Movie Forum!
     
  10. Autovolt 127

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    The fact he doesn't get a check for his "contributions" to humanity is probably why he wants to destroy us.

    Give the bot some money....though Prime killed him already twice.
     
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    ^ Nah, it was Sam first. Really, Sam and Optimus have the most kills as of right now (looking at you Bumblebee).
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Crap your right. My bad. :eek: 
     

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