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17th Dec '16 3:50:33 AM Lapuspuer
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* One such device kickstarts the plot of an Italian [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney Ducks]] saga, the ''[[https://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL+1705-AP Paperolimpiadi]]'' written in occasion of the 1988 Olympics. Scrooge comes in possession of a camera that can shows the near future (a few days). He realizes the camera's potential for making money, but of course so do plenty of other parties that try to take possession of it. The story's climax has Scrooge offer worldwide coverage of the Olympics days before they happen, [[spoiler:but a minor character destroys the camera, realizing its potential for abuse]].
16th Dec '16 8:34:14 AM Tron80
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} uses her cousin's Chronoscope in ''Comicbook/ActionComics'' issue #309 to see her father's past and discover what happened to her parents after she left their hometown.
-->'''Supergirl:''' This chronoscope can overtake light rays which left Krypton years ago! By watching the screen we can view the past!
22nd Nov '16 5:41:17 AM darkabomination
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* In ''Podcast/KakosIndustries'' Corin Deeth III's grandfather Corin Deeth I uses a Predict-O-Vision device to see glimpses of what his successor is up to, being CrazyPrepared for the day he'd be succeeded as CEO of the company. He's increasingly been sending letters from around the mid 1960s to offer advice, or sometimes just to send an immature joke. Most notably, he's unable to accurately see what [[CreepyChild Belladonica]] is and urges Corin to [[TemptingFate give up on trying to open]] [[BrownNote the contraption]].
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22nd Nov '16 4:46:00 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} uses one to show her cousin Franchise/{{Superman} visions of their fathers' lives before both cousins were born.

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* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} uses one to show her cousin Franchise/{{Superman} Franchise/{{Superman}} visions of their fathers' lives before both cousins were born.
22nd Nov '16 4:45:22 AM Tron80
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** Good thing he had a camera [[FridgeLogic powerful enough to show someone on the surface of a planet light years away]].
* Krona uses one to see the beginning of the universe (unknowingly altering it in the process) in the ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' comics.

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** Good thing he had a camera [[FridgeLogic powerful enough * In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} uses one to show someone on the surface her cousin Franchise/{{Superman} visions of a planet light years away]].
their fathers' lives before both cousins were born.
* Krona uses one to see the beginning of the universe (unknowingly altering it in the process) in the ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' comics.
8th Nov '16 6:47:39 AM Anddrix
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* The scroll in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' that showed the history of Underland and then prophesied Alice's return and her slaying the Jabberwocky.

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* The scroll in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' that showed the history of Underland and then prophesied Alice's return and her slaying the Jabberwocky.
24th Jul '16 3:25:15 PM JamesAustin
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* InCreator/ LRonHubbard's ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'', the heroes want to find out what happened to a planet they bombed a year earlier, and so teleport a probe a light year away from the target to effectively look into the past with a ridiculously powerful telescope. They're also somehow able to [[EnhanceButton manipulate the images and zoom in on particular cities]] after the probe has returned and they're watching the recording.

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* InCreator/ LRonHubbard's In Creator/LRonHubbard's ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'', the heroes want to find out what happened to a planet they bombed a year earlier, and so teleport a probe a light year away from the target to effectively look into the past with a ridiculously powerful telescope. They're also somehow able to [[EnhanceButton manipulate the images and zoom in on particular cities]] after the probe has returned and they're watching the recording.
24th Jul '16 3:16:30 PM JamesAustin
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* In LRonHubbard's ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'', the heroes want to find out what happened to a planet they bombed a year earlier, and so teleport a probe a light year away from the target to effectively look into the past with a ridiculously powerful telescope. They're also somehow able to [[EnhanceButton manipulate the images and zoom in on particular cities]] after the probe has returned and they're watching the recording.

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* In InCreator/ LRonHubbard's ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'', the heroes want to find out what happened to a planet they bombed a year earlier, and so teleport a probe a light year away from the target to effectively look into the past with a ridiculously powerful telescope. They're also somehow able to [[EnhanceButton manipulate the images and zoom in on particular cities]] after the probe has returned and they're watching the recording.
19th Apr '16 8:32:42 AM DannWoolf
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*** of course, Asimov failed to notice that his StrawmanHasAPoint: the government's power was based on their monopoly on chronoscopy, they blatantly admitted that they had used it specifically to suppress competition, and all scientific research was strangled by the same bureaucracy as chronoscopy, most likely enforced through the same means. The protagonists did not destroy privacy by [[CantStopTheSignal publishing their findings]], merely the government's illusion of it.

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*** of Of course, Asimov failed to notice that his StrawmanHasAPoint: the government's power was based on their monopoly on chronoscopy, they blatantly admitted that they had used it specifically to suppress competition, and all scientific research was strangled by the same bureaucracy as chronoscopy, most likely enforced through the same means. The protagonists did not destroy privacy by [[CantStopTheSignal publishing their findings]], merely the government's illusion of it.
8th Dec '15 10:08:25 PM dvorak
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* A lottery commercial shows an old man watching his younger self on a television like device; yelling at him to get a ticket while he instead messes around with a toy sculpture that goes limp when the base is pressed. When he finally does get a ticket, the old man sighs and comments "I scared me", and potters off in his levitating chair.
** A second commercial has an equally old lady watching herself on the same device get a ticket because someone grabbed the last of the candy bars she wanted. She comments to her robot butler she never thanked him properly, to which the butler replies "[[MachineMonotone I'll-send-him-a-chocolate-bar. Ha-ha-ha.]]"
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