History Main / DeweyDefeatsTruman

16th Jul '16 5:46:39 AM alnair20aug93
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** One of the more amusing mispredictions: The continued existence of Pontiac. Why they even decided that a Toyota dealership would switch to selling American cars in the first place is a mystery, especially since '80s futurism was heavily inspired by a JapanTakesOverTheWorld mentality, which became unlikely after Japan's bubble economy burst during TheNineties.

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** One of the more amusing mispredictions: The continued existence of Pontiac. Why they even decided that a Toyota dealership would switch to selling American cars in the first place is a mystery, especially since '80s futurism was heavily inspired by a JapanTakesOverTheWorld mentality, mentality; which became will not unlikely happen after Japan's bubble economy burst during TheNineties.
16th Jul '16 5:44:56 AM alnair20aug93
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** One of the more amusing mispredictions: The continued existence of Pontiac. Why they even decided that a Toyota dealership would switch to selling American cars in the first place is a mystery, especially since '80s futurism was heavily inspired by a JapanTakesOverTheWorld mentality.

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** One of the more amusing mispredictions: The continued existence of Pontiac. Why they even decided that a Toyota dealership would switch to selling American cars in the first place is a mystery, especially since '80s futurism was heavily inspired by a JapanTakesOverTheWorld mentality.mentality, which became unlikely after Japan's bubble economy burst during TheNineties.
4th Jul '16 8:28:47 PM Adept
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* Averted in GKChesterton's ''TheNapoleonOfNottingHill.'' After an introduction in which he pokes fun at authors and pundits who make authoritative-sounding predictions about the future only to ''inevitably'' run afoul of this trope, he announces that he is setting his story the better part of a century in the future, and that apart from [[OneBigLie one major, and deliberately silly, change to the operation of the British government,]] he is assuming that the future will be exactly like the present. The marvelous thing is that, a hundred years later, his book actually ''does'' stand up to this trope ''far'' better than most of his contemporaries. Make of that what you will.

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* Averted in GKChesterton's ''TheNapoleonOfNottingHill.Creator/GKChesterton's ''Literature/TheNapoleonOfNottingHill.'' After an introduction in which he pokes fun at authors and pundits who make authoritative-sounding predictions about the future only to ''inevitably'' run afoul of this trope, he announces that he is setting his story the better part of a century in the future, and that apart from [[OneBigLie one major, and deliberately silly, change to the operation of the British government,]] he is assuming that the future will be exactly like the present. The marvelous thing is that, a hundred years later, his book actually ''does'' stand up to this trope ''far'' better than most of his contemporaries. Make of that what you will.
24th Jun '16 6:59:22 PM WillKeaton
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Ironically, the title of this article is a downplay of the trope. The initial run of newspapers that made the claim the Dewey defeated Truman was immediately intercepted and destroyed, but not before one of Truman's cronies got a hold of one, providing for the famous photo op. The fact that the Tribune was an arch-Republican paper hostile to Truman didn't help any matters.



The title comes from a famous newspaper headline. The Chicago Tribune printed the predicted winner of the 1948 presidential election on its front page. [[AssumedWin By morning, the headline was proven wrong]]. The example became especially infamous as a photo of the victorious UsefulNotes/HarryTruman holding up the paper in triumph became an iconic image.

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The title comes from a famous newspaper headline. The Chicago Tribune printed the predicted winner of the 1948 presidential election on its front page. [[AssumedWin By morning, the headline was proven wrong]]. The example became especially infamous as a photo of the victorious UsefulNotes/HarryTruman holding up the paper in triumph became an iconic image.
image. Ironically, this example is a downplay of the trope. The initial run of newspapers that made the claim was immediately intercepted and destroyed, but not before one of Truman's cronies got a hold of one, providing for the famous photo op. The fact that the Tribune was an arch-Republican paper hostile to Truman didn't help any matters.
24th Jun '16 6:58:05 PM WillKeaton
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Ironically, the title of this article is a downplay of the trope. The initial run was immediately intercepted and destroyed, but not before one of Truman's cronies got a hold of one, providing for the famous photo op. The fact that the Tribune was an arch-Republican paper hostile to Truman didn't help any matters.

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Ironically, the title of this article is a downplay of the trope. The initial run of newspapers that made the claim the Dewey defeated Truman was immediately intercepted and destroyed, but not before one of Truman's cronies got a hold of one, providing for the famous photo op. The fact that the Tribune was an arch-Republican paper hostile to Truman didn't help any matters.
24th Jun '16 6:57:08 PM WillKeaton
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* Averted in a Creator/MarkTwain [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18846_6-eerily-specific-inventions-predicted-in-science-fiction.html short story]].

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* Averted in a Creator/MarkTwain [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18846_6-eerily-specific-inventions-predicted-in-science-fiction.html short story]].story.]]
24th Jun '16 6:55:50 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': An especially weird case. Released in 1993 (so not long after the L.A. riots, which undoubtedly informed a lot of its themes), it predicted that Los Angeles would turn into a criminal-run hellhole by 1996, so [[TakeThat it got that much right]], and California ''does'' have a reputation for being a bit of a nanny state, but turning convicts into HumanPopsicles and subliminally programming their rehabilitation? We're still waiting on that one.

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': An especially weird case. Released in 1993 (so not long after the L.A. riots, which undoubtedly informed a lot of its themes), it predicted that Los Angeles would turn into a criminal-run hellhole by 1996, so [[TakeThat it got that much right]], and California ''does'' have a reputation for being a bit of a nanny state, but turning convicts into HumanPopsicles [[HumanPopsicle human popsicles]] and subliminally programming their rehabilitation? We're still waiting on that one.
24th Jun '16 6:53:54 PM WillKeaton
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Anything that doesn't have TheInternet is prone to this, which is everything written before the mid-90s but set after. Anything vaguely similar to the 'net as we know it, tends to be limited to looking up a remote, probably centralized, database. The idea of it being a many-to-many medium doesn't seem to have occurred to many people until it actually happened[[note]]Which is mostly due to the fact that the Internet as it is today evolved, rather than being specifically developed: the ''designers'' of [=ARPAnet=] had no idea what it would become until it actually did[[/note]]. For examples of fictional not-quite-Internets, see TheAlternet.

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Anything that doesn't have TheInternet is prone to this, which is everything written before the mid-90s but set after. Anything vaguely similar to the 'net as we know it, tends to be limited to looking up a remote, probably centralized, database. The idea of it being a many-to-many medium doesn't seem to have occurred to many people until it actually happened[[note]]Which happened.[[note]]This is mostly due to the fact that the Internet as it is today evolved, rather than being specifically developed: the ''designers'' of [=ARPAnet=] had no idea what it would become until it actually did[[/note]]. did.[[/note]] For examples of fictional not-quite-Internets, see TheAlternet.
6th Mar '16 12:11:33 PM StFan
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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''.''Series/TwentyFour''. Season 1 was written and filmed pre-9/11 but was set in 2004. By the second season, 9/11 had happened, and the Department of Homeland Security suddenly existed when it hadn't before.




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* Zig-zag on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'': When Freakazoid goes back in time and averts World War II, he returns to the present and sees things have changed: Creator/SharonStone can act, Rush Limbaugh is a bleeding-heart liberal, and thumbing through a newspaper: "Cold fusion works...Euro Disney packed...No more Creator/ChevyChase movies!"

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* Zig-zag on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'': When Freakazoid goes back in time and averts World War II, he returns to the present and sees things have changed: Creator/SharonStone can act, Rush Limbaugh is a bleeding-heart liberal, and thumbing through a newspaper: "Cold fusion works... Euro Disney packed...packed... No more Creator/ChevyChase movies!"
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4th Mar '16 2:33:49 PM MegaMarioMan
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* The background history of the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' franchise has the ''Small War of 2015'', in which a small nuclear exchange took place between Middle East countries [[CaptainObvious that year]], killing several million people. ''So far'' that has not happened.

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* The background history of the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' franchise has the ''Small War of 2015'', in which a small nuclear exchange took place between Middle East countries [[CaptainObvious that year]], killing several million people. ''So far'' that has not happened.
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