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Charles Babbage's Gears
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Origin

Charles Babbage

Type

Gears

Effects

Imbues any machinery with the user’s proficiencies and skills

Downsides

Leaves user with only bitterness, disdain and conflict left in them

Activation

Combining with machinery

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Babbage-1822

Aisle

579503-6049

Shelf

323108-9992-165

Date of Collection

November 9, 1856

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OriginEdit

Charles Babbage was a mathematician, inventor and mechanical engineer who conceived the idea of a programmable computer in the 19th century. Considered by some as the father of the computer, Babbage’s desires to minimize human computer errors resulted in the construction of the difference and analytical engines. Although the difference engine was never (officially) completed in Babbage’s lifetime, he did succeed in creating the analytical engine, which used punch cards as part of the programming. His pioneering work inspired Ada Lovelace to continue his work, helping complete the analytical engine and creating algorithms, in effect becoming the first computer programmer.

Babbage also held interests outside of the burgeoning field of computers. He was a founding member of the Astronomical Society, apathetically taught mathematics and economics at various universities and researched cryptography ciphers. Babbage was also raised to be highly religious and reviled the activities of commoners.

EffectsEdit

Attaching to any mechanical device, including electronics, transfers some of the user’s abilities into it. The object will adjust its shape and maneuverability to function as a conduit for the user’s skills. Through tapping into the user’s proficiency, the object can imitate the user’s ability, even taking up identifiers of their signature style. Using the gears saps away the user’s more constructive skill-sets, leaving them with only internalized hate, disgust and any weaknesses or prejudices they possess.

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