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16th May '16 3:45:13 PM falcon2484
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* {{Zeerust}}: Technology portrayed as futuristic comes of as dated to modern day audiences.

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* {{Zeerust}}: Technology portrayed as futuristic comes of off as dated to modern day audiences.
16th May '16 5:23:43 AM notahandle
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* In ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'', an ad for a cryogenic storage company in the 80s promises that [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork by 1997, Manhattan will be a maximum-security prison]], [[IWantMyJetpack off-world colonies will be established by 2019]], and [[TechnologyMarchesOn the billionth Betamax will be sold in 2052]].

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* In ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'', an ad for a cryogenic storage company in the 80s promises that [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork by 1997, Manhattan will be a maximum-security prison]], [[IWantMyJetpack [[Film/BladeRunner off-world colonies will be established by 2019]], and [[TechnologyMarchesOn the billionth Betamax will be sold in 2052]].
16th Mar '16 8:29:56 PM hamza678
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* SocietyMarchesOn: A future is shown with similar values to the present, making it seem dated.


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* {{Zeerust}}: Technology portrayed as futuristic comes of as dated to modern day audiences.
25th Feb '16 8:58:47 AM Megadoomer
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* In ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'', an ad for a cryogenic storage company in the 80s promises that by 1997, Manhattan will be a maximum-security prison, [[IWantMyJetpack off-world colonies will be established by 2019]], and [[TechnologyMarchesOn the billionth Betamax will be sold in 2052]].

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* In ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'', an ad for a cryogenic storage company in the 80s promises that [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork by 1997, Manhattan will be a maximum-security prison, prison]], [[IWantMyJetpack off-world colonies will be established by 2019]], and [[TechnologyMarchesOn the billionth Betamax will be sold in 2052]].
3rd Jan '16 12:56:29 PM Vilui
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* In ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'', an ad for a cryogenic storage company in the 80's promises that by 1997, Manhattan will be a maximum-security prison, [[IWantMyJetpack off-world colonies will be established by 2019]], and [[TechnologyMarchesOn the billionth Betamax will be sold in 2052]].

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* In ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'', an ad for a cryogenic storage company in the 80's 80s promises that by 1997, Manhattan will be a maximum-security prison, [[IWantMyJetpack off-world colonies will be established by 2019]], and [[TechnologyMarchesOn the billionth Betamax will be sold in 2052]].



* ''Literature/LookingBackward'', published in 1888, predicted that by 2000 the US, Europe, and much of the world overall would be socialist. Not only did this not happen, but most socialist states collapsed in the late 80's/early 90's. However, it did accurately predict skyscrapers, credit cards, and television.
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* ''Literature/LookingBackward'', published in 1888, predicted that by 2000 the US, Europe, and much of the world overall would be socialist. Not only did this not happen, but most socialist states collapsed in the late 80's/early 90's.80s/early 90s. However, it did accurately predict skyscrapers, credit cards, and television. \n*
24th Nov '15 9:14:07 AM ZarbiNerada
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** We did lose a spacecraft with all hands in 1986, but it was a seven-person crew, not a two-person crew. Also, it was an accident rather than a Cyberman invasion, and in January rather than December.
12th Aug '15 10:05:06 PM Fireblood
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* Both the book and [[Film/ThingsToCome the movie]] of Creator/HGWells's ''Literature/TheShapeOfThingsToCome'' predicted that UsefulNotes/WorldWarII would lead to the collapse of civilization and the rise of a technocratic new world order. Among Wells's howlers was the prediction that the German army would be fought to a standstill by Poland.

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* Both the book and [[Film/ThingsToCome the movie]] of Creator/HGWells's ''Literature/TheShapeOfThingsToCome'' predicted that UsefulNotes/WorldWarII would lead to the collapse of civilization and the rise of a technocratic new world order. Among Wells's howlers was the prediction that the German army would be fought to a standstill by Poland. However, he did accurately predict the second world war coming (admittedly not that hard) along with the fact it would happen by 1940 (the war began four months before).



-->The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playingat children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. And one of the games to which it is most attached is called,"Keep to-morrow dark," and which is also named (by the rustics in Shropshire, I have no doubt) "Cheat the Prophet." The players listen very carefully and respectfully to all that the clevermen have to say about what is to happen in the next generation. The players then wait until all the clever men are dead, and bury them nicely. They then go and do something else. That is all. For a race of simple tastes, however, it is great fun.

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-->The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playingat playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. And one of the games to which it is most attached is called,"Keep called, "Keep to-morrow dark," and which is also named (by the rustics in Shropshire, I have no doubt) "Cheat the Prophet." The players listen very carefully and respectfully to all that the clevermen clever men have to say about what is to happen in the next generation. The players then wait until all the clever men are dead, and bury them nicely. They then go and do something else. That is all. For a race of simple tastes, however, it is great fun.fun.
* ''Literature/LookingBackward'', published in 1888, predicted that by 2000 the US, Europe, and much of the world overall would be socialist. Not only did this not happen, but most socialist states collapsed in the late 80's/early 90's. However, it did accurately predict skyscrapers, credit cards, and television.
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5th Jul '15 4:18:10 PM zz9
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** MillenniumBug: With some exceptions, our computers did not all crash and burn on January 1, 2000.

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** MillenniumBug: With some exceptions, our computers did not all crash and burn on January 1, 2000. Though it would be reasonable to assume they didn't all crash because we were warned and companies spent millions rewriting code to prevent it.
23rd May '15 1:26:19 AM erforce
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--> -- '''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill'''

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--> -- -->-- '''UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill'''



* ''DestroyAllMonsters'', released in 1968, guessed that by 1999 humanity would have a base established on the moon and the technology needed to keep nearly a dozen {{kaiju}} in containment on a small chain of islands. Of course, some films in the {{Godzilla}} universe depict technology even more advanced than that already existing in the 1960s, but continuity was never the franchise's strong point.

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* ''DestroyAllMonsters'', ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', released in 1968, guessed that by 1999 humanity would have a base established on the moon and the technology needed to keep nearly a dozen {{kaiju}} in containment on a small chain of islands. Of course, some films in the {{Godzilla}} ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' universe depict technology even more advanced than that already existing in the 1960s, but continuity was never the franchise's strong point.
21st May '15 4:32:31 PM drbreakfast
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** The sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', predicted that in 2000 a massive earthquake would separate a chunk of California from the mainland, creating a new island, which also became a penal colony. This was followed by the president moving the capital to Lynchburg, Virginia, making his term lifelong, and reshaping the US into a puritanical hellhole where things like alcohol, cigarettes, and pre-marital sex are crimes worth of the death sentence.

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** The sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', predicted that in 2000 a massive earthquake would separate a chunk of California from the mainland, creating a new island, which also became a penal colony. This was followed by the president moving the capital to Lynchburg, Virginia, making his term lifelong, and reshaping the US into a puritanical hellhole where things like alcohol, cigarettes, and pre-marital sex are crimes worth worthy of the death sentence.



* ''Film/DeathRace2000'' presents the turn of millennium as a barbaric period where millions of people gather around their televisions to gleefully cheer on racers as they run over and kill innocent pedestrians to earn points. [[Film/DeathRace The remake}}, released in 2008, predicted that by 2012 the economy would have collapsed so severely that prisons would become massively overcrowded, making it profitable for prisoners to compete in lethal races.

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* ''Film/DeathRace2000'' presents the turn of millennium as a barbaric period where millions of people gather around their televisions to gleefully cheer on racers as they run over and kill innocent pedestrians to earn points. [[Film/DeathRace The remake}}, remake]], released in 2008, predicted that by 2012 the economy would have collapsed so severely that prisons would become massively overcrowded, making it profitable for prisoners to compete in lethal races.


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* The ''MetalGear'' games have made a habit of presenting extremely inaccurate visions of the near-future (though there is also some AlternateHistory at work, since even in games set in the past the technology is more advanced than it really was in those time periods). Thankfully the year 2014 wasn't dominated by a global war fought by nanomachine-powered soldiers as shown in the games.
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