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14th Mar '17 4:40:45 PM Xtifr
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* RobertHeinlein is often credited with inventing the idea of an author linking his works into a single timeline and coining the term "future history." None the less, he eventually had to declare his Future History to be an alternate universe (and he then introduced inter-universal travel so those characters could visit worlds more like our own).

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* RobertHeinlein Creator/RobertHeinlein is often credited with inventing the idea of an author linking his works into a single timeline and coining the term "future history." None the less, Nonetheless, he eventually had to declare his Future History to be an alternate universe (and he then introduced inter-universal travel so those characters could visit worlds more like our own).
22nd Feb '17 9:43:29 AM DeanMT94
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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted an ultranationalist party gaining power in Russia and launching an invasion of the Republic of Georgia to annex it in 2008, which quickly escalates into essentially WorldWarIII as NATO intervenes in their subsequent attempts to do the same to other former Soviet satellites like Lithuania; while Georgia and Russia did get into a war in 2008, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.

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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted an ultranationalist party gaining power in Russia and launching an invasion of the Republic of Georgia to annex it in 2008, which quickly escalates into essentially WorldWarIII as NATO intervenes in their subsequent attempts to do the same to other former Soviet satellites like Lithuania; while Georgia and Russia did get into a war in 2008, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.2009. While the first has since come to pass (ten years late) there has still been no new war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
11th Feb '17 11:27:10 AM Ccook1956
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* With frightening accuracy, ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' averted this. In there "News Of The Future" segment they mentioned that in 1988, twenty years from the time the episode was telecast, Ronald Reagan would be the U.S. President and the Berlin Wall would come down. (Okay, the Berlin Wall came down in November of 1989, but still close enough for jazz.)

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* With frightening accuracy, ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' averted this. In there their "News Of The Future" segment they mentioned that in 1988, twenty years from the time the episode was telecast, Ronald Reagan would be the U.S. President and the Berlin Wall would come down. (Okay, the Berlin Wall came down in November of 1989, but still close enough for jazz.)
11th Feb '17 11:26:43 AM Ccook1956
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* With frightening accuracy, ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn'' averted this. In there "News Of The Future" segment they mentioned that in 1988, twenty years from the time the episode was telecast, Ronald Reagan would be the U.S. President and the Berlin Wall would come down. (Okay, the Berlin Wall came down in November of 1989, but still close enough for jazz.)
11th Feb '17 8:09:31 AM MyFinalEdits
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* DaffyDuck thinks he's the guest of honor with his name inscribed in gold on the book in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' film "This Is A Life?" It turns out the honoree is Bugs Bunny.

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* DaffyDuck WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck thinks he's the guest of honor with his name inscribed in gold on the book in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' film "This Is A Life?" It turns out the honoree is Bugs Bunny.
11th Feb '17 6:18:01 AM Ccook1956
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* DaffyDuck thinks he's the guest of honor with his name inscribed in gold on the book in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' film "This Is A Life?" It turns out the honoree is Bugs Bunny.
11th Feb '17 6:14:47 AM Ccook1956
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* When the Atlanta Falcons took a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI (February 5, 2017), especially after QB Tom Brady got picked for an Atlanta touchdown, the early editions of the Boston Globe announced the Patriots defeat. The Patriots eventually scored 25 unanswered points to send the game into overtime and they won it on their first overtime possession, 34-28.
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* When the Atlanta Falcons took a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI (February 5, 2017), especially after QB Tom Brady got picked for an Atlanta touchdown, the early editions of the Boston Globe announced the Patriots defeat. The Patriots eventually scored 25 unanswered points to send the game into overtime and they won it on their first overtime possession, 34-28.
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11th Feb '17 6:13:23 AM Ccook1956
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* When the Atlanta Falcons took a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI (February 5, 2017), especially after QB Tom Brady got picked for an Atlanta touchdown, the early editions of the Boston Globe announced the Patriots defeat. The Patriots eventually scored 25 unanswered points to send the game into overtime and they won it on their first overtime possession, 34-28.
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8th Dec '16 9:00:23 PM Isaac_Heller
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* One of the central parts of the StoryArc in Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' relied heavily on Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump in the current presidential election, as most people expected. When Trump pulled a shocking victory, the intended resolution to the arc [[AbortedArc didn't happen.]]
15th Nov '16 8:24:19 PM Kadorhal
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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted a third world war between the U.S. and a resurgent Soviet Union would break out, and opens with the Russian invasion of the Republic of Georgia in 2008; while such a conflict did indeed occur in Georgia that year with Russia, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.

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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted a third world war between the U.S. an ultranationalist party gaining power in Russia and a resurgent Soviet Union would break out, and opens with the Russian launching an invasion of the Republic of Georgia to annex it in 2008; 2008, which quickly escalates into essentially WorldWarIII as NATO intervenes in their subsequent attempts to do the same to other former Soviet satellites like Lithuania; while such a conflict did indeed occur in Georgia that year with Russia, and Russia did get into a war in 2008, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.



* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it will, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time. Given that that series features enormous, sentient machines whose sole goal is the extinction of all advanced lifeforms, that may not be a bad thing.

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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare Creator/BioWare predicted it will, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time. Given that that series features enormous, sentient machines whose sole goal is the extinction of all advanced lifeforms, that may not be a bad thing.
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