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13th Aug '16 1:55:32 AM DeanMT94
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* Website/{{Fenspace}} has made it an official editorial policy that no real-world elected officials from after 2006 will appear to avoid bringing partisan political squabbles into the process of creating a shared universe. One story does mention Edward Snowden in passing though, and establishes that he did basically the same thing as in RealLife except for seeking asylum in near-Earth orbit instead of Russia.


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* Website/{{Fenspace}} has made it an official editorial policy that no real-world elected officials from after 2006 will appear to avoid bringing partisan political squabbles into the process of creating a shared universe. One story does mention Edward Snowden in passing though, and establishes that he did basically the same thing as in RealLife except for seeking asylum in near-Earth orbit instead of Russia.
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13th Aug '16 1:54:40 AM DeanMT94
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12th Aug '16 3:27:17 PM DeanMT94
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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it would, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time.

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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it would, will, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time.
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.
12th Aug '16 3:25:39 PM DeanMT94
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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way BioWare predicted it would, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time.
7th Aug '16 12:44:00 AM jameygamer
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** Another amusing misprediction is the existence of ''Jaws 19''. The ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' franchise ended after the [[Film/JawsTheRevenge fourth movie]].

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** Another amusing misprediction is the existence of ''Jaws 19''. The ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' franchise ended after the [[Film/JawsTheRevenge fourth movie]].movie]] (this one may be intentionally mispredicted, seeing as how the ''Jaws 19'' poster with the "This time it's '''REALLY''' personal" tag was a TakeThat to ''Jaws: The Revenge'' after that film was ripped apart by critics and audiences and became an instant OldShame to Universal and its crew).
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.
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