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#2761 Grailknight

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:16 AM

As I remember it's Celestial/Eternal tech if anything.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:20 AM

Weren't the Inhumans and Eternals products of Kree meddling?


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:47 AM

From Wikipedia:

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Due to its isolation and intentional isolationism, Wakandan technology has, until recently, developed entirely independently of that of the rest of the world. As such, the design philosophies and methodologies are different, and often incompatible, with conventional equipment. Wakanda is the world's most technologically advanced country. For example, Wakandan computer technology is much more powerful than that of the rest of the world, and is completely immune to outside hacking, as it is not based on binary electronics; it can, however, emulate the behavior of such electronics at hugely enhanced efficiencies, allowing it to easily hack almost any conventional system. Vibranium was used liberally in Wakandan tech, but the recent destruction of all Vibranium has forced large-scale redesigns.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:28 PM

I figured that vibranium is the enabling device for Wakandan technology, rather than magic or aliens. "The most versatile substance on the planet," as cinematic Ultron put it. I guess it's like, what if there was only one country in the world that had petroleum?

 

However, I doubt that MCU Wakanda's science has evolved entirely independently from the rest of the world, which has obviously heard of it, although not the truth of it. I'm sure Wakandans have studied in other countries before this.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

Yeah Vibranium is the source of their tech, I'm pretty sure.  But you know, that's probably been rewritten 3 or 4 times since I last read about Wakanda decades ago. Now its probably transgender mice or something.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

Weren't the Inhumans and Eternals products of Kree meddling?

Only Inhumans. Eternals were created as an offshoot of humanity by the Celestials.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

So they're going with the intriguing notion of parallel development. That is certainly plausible up to a point. But it doesn't explain the existence of large industry and a high wealth state economy while being isolationist. The difficulty of maintaining a smooth flow of trade with other nations when you never allow them (or their goods) onto your lands is problematic. You need a complex network of external shipping and storage depots, which need constant security, etc. Not to mention all the raw materials (and the labor force) needed to build everything "the most advanced society on Earth" needs. You can't acquire those things by simply sending out emissaries now and then.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

Yeah none of it really makes sense in the end, but it makes for an interesting place, and helps explain how he's got an even better Iron Man suit.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:27 PM

Yeah Vibranium is the source of their tech, I'm pretty sure.  But you know, that's probably been rewritten 3 or 4 times since I last read about Wakanda decades ago. Now its probably transgender mice or something.

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 06:43 PM

So they're going with the intriguing notion of parallel development. That is certainly plausible up to a point. But it doesn't explain the existence of large industry and a high wealth state economy while being isolationist. The difficulty of maintaining a smooth flow of trade with other nations when you never allow them (or their goods) onto your lands is problematic. You need a complex network of external shipping and storage depots, which need constant security, etc. Not to mention all the raw materials (and the labor force) needed to build everything "the most advanced society on Earth" needs. You can't acquire those things by simply sending out emissaries now and then.

 

Well, the Chinese imperial government created designated trading centers on the fringes of their territory, and an elaborate mercantile bureaucracy, specifically to keep the "barbarians" they traded with from penetrating their society. Perhaps Wakanda has a similar arrangement to keep outsiders at arm's length. They may even use their neighbors as intermediaries, or only trade with partners they trust. It might also make a difference as to how collectivized the labor force is in terms of sharing the wealth, and how motivated they are to make sacrifices for the common good. Post-WW II Japan was notable for the willingness of its populace to put rebuilding their country ahead of their own comfort.

 

Depending on how "versatile" vibranium turns out to be, Wakanda may not even need many of the goods the outside world considers essential.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:38 AM

Only Inhumans. Eternals were created as an offshoot of humanity by the Celestials.

IIRC, the Kree actually got the idea after an encounter with the Eternals.


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:36 AM

I'm pretty sure I've seen a comic story discussed that revealed Wakanda had a wide-spectrum cure for cancer and was withholding it from the rest of the world to stick it to The Man, or somesuch. Nevermind that I'm pretty sure cancer is a problem for native African populations as well as European colonial powers.

 

 

That is not exactly true.  The offered it to the rest of world at price, and the rest of the world has so far not chosen to pay.  However, since the rest of the world may in time change its position on this, it makes sense for Wakanda to hold out on the offer.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

IIRC, the Kree actually got the idea after an encounter with the Eternals.

 

Most likely. I'd have to check the Handbook of Marvel Universe. 


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