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10th Apr '17 3:10:37 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ''June 29, 1999'' by David Wiesner[[note]]The same author and illustrator of ''Tuesday''[[/note]] involves giant vegetables falling onto Earth. 1999 passed and no such thing happened.
30th Mar '17 8:47:36 AM LuciaMoore
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* ''Film/SoylentGreen'' predicts that by 2022, New York City will have a population of over 40 million people and that overcrowding, global warming, and food shortages will turn the entire planet into a barren, dystopian wasteland where humans are forced to eat the deceased to survive. As of 2017, NYC's population still hasn't reached nine million, and obesity from overeating is a common ailment in much of the world, especially the US.
28th Dec '16 7:19:11 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Literature/MakeRoomMakeRoom'' predicts a world population of seven billion in 1999 turning the world into a starving dystopia. It was about a decade off on the population and parts of the world are suffering from epidemic obesity.
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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