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28th Apr '16 9:34:12 PM Papayaman1000
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* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' makes [[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-advancements a convincing argument]] (similar to the [[xkcd]] page quote) that TruthInTelevision actually subverts this trope.

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* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' makes [[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-advancements a convincing argument]] (similar to the [[xkcd]] [[Webcomic/XKCD]] page quote) that TruthInTelevision actually subverts this trope.
28th Apr '16 9:32:12 PM Papayaman1000
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* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' makes [[http://threepanelsoul.com/2008/11/05/on-advancements/ a convincing argument]] that TruthInTelevision actually subverts this trope.

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* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' makes [[http://threepanelsoul.com/2008/11/05/on-advancements/ [[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-advancements a convincing argument]] (similar to the [[xkcd]] page quote) that TruthInTelevision actually subverts this trope.
18th Apr '16 3:37:25 AM sabrina_diamond
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* Recently 3D printers have been invented, it may be used to print organs for organ-donation.
3rd Apr '16 11:48:23 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/AstroBoy'': A rather bizarre version of this occurs in the manga. In one of the introduction comics that Creator/OsamuTezuka was fond of adding to the paperback collections of his work, Mustachio interrupts Tezuka's narration and pesters him about why, if it's supposed to be the future, does nearly everything aside from the robots look like the present, complains that he has to wear a threadbare old suit and bowtie instead of SpaceClothes, drives a beat up old 1950s auto instead of a flying car and lives in a dirty one-bedroom flat. In a possible TakeThat, the [[Anime/AstroBoy 1980s anime]] did have flying cars, but they look rather ZeeRust-y and often get into some rather horrific crashes, which cost the lives of two major characters on two separate occasions.
** Tekuza then goes on to explain that his manga started predicting the future right around the time it started to be the future, so several of his ideas like massive [=TVs=] and tiny phones started to be made while he was still making the manga. Plus, Mustachio likes being old-fashioned. The one time he was given a futuristic house, he was very uncomfortable with it and went back to his traditional home. Oh, also, Astro Boy was built in 2003.

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* ''Manga/AstroBoy'': A rather bizarre version of this occurs in the manga. In one of the introduction comics that Creator/OsamuTezuka was fond of adding to the paperback collections of his work, Mustachio interrupts Tezuka's narration and pesters him about why, if it's supposed to be the future, does nearly everything aside from the robots look like the present, complains that he has to wear a threadbare old suit and bowtie instead of SpaceClothes, drives a beat up old 1950s auto instead of a flying car and lives in a dirty one-bedroom flat. In a possible TakeThat, the [[Anime/AstroBoy 1980s anime]] did have flying cars, but they look rather ZeeRust-y and often get into some rather horrific crashes, which cost the lives of two major characters on two separate occasions.
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occasions. Tekuza then goes on to explain that his manga started predicting the future right around the time it started to be the future, so several of his ideas like massive [=TVs=] and tiny phones started to be made while he was still making the manga. Plus, Mustachio likes being old-fashioned. The one time he was given a futuristic house, he was very uncomfortable with it and went back to his traditional home. Oh, also, Astro Boy was built in 2003.



* According to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', after an apocalyptic event which occurred in the year 2000 and killed half the world's population we would have HumongousMecha in 2015. And still use those same televisions, computers, and telephones that were made in the 90s. ''Rebuild'' has late-2000s versions of all those gadgets for no particular reason.
** This gets especially absurd when the Rebuild movies have Shinji listening to music on a ''Walkman'' despite it being abundantly clear by the time they were made that this isn't exactly appropriate for 2015.

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* According to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', after an apocalyptic event which occurred in the year 2000 and killed half the world's population we would have HumongousMecha in 2015. And still use those same televisions, computers, and telephones that were made in the 90s. ''Rebuild'' has late-2000s versions of all those gadgets for no particular reason.
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reason. This gets especially absurd when the Rebuild ''Rebuild'' movies have Shinji listening to music on a ''Walkman'' despite it being abundantly clear by the time they were made that this isn't exactly appropriate for 2015.



* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin gives one of these rants in one strip:

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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
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Calvin gives one of these rants in one strip:






* In a similar vein to ''Where's My Jetpack?'' above, ''Your Flying Car Awaits'' by Paul Milo. It covers everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, many of the predictions from the Paleo-Future site mentioned in RealLife below, and offers thoughtful (and quite often [[DeadpanSnarker tongue-in-cheek]]) commentary on what these predictions say about the time in which they were made rather than the future predicted. Among the gems noted: [[SapientCetaceans talking dolphins]], underwater cities, [[LivingForeverIsAwesome a 200 year lifespan]], space tourism as of 2000, nuclear explosions used for commercial demolition, engineered man-made oceans covering the planet, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny weather as predictable and controllable]] [[TheTrainsRunOnTime as a train schedule]].
** With the development of gene therapy and other tech, that [[LivingForeverIsAwesome 200 year lifespan]] is (slowly) becoming a lot less implausible than first thought.

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* In a similar vein to ''Where's My Jetpack?'' above, ''Your Flying Car Awaits'' by Paul Milo. It covers everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, many of the predictions from the Paleo-Future site mentioned in RealLife below, and offers thoughtful (and quite often [[DeadpanSnarker tongue-in-cheek]]) commentary on what these predictions say about the time in which they were made rather than the future predicted. Among the gems noted: [[SapientCetaceans talking dolphins]], underwater cities, [[LivingForeverIsAwesome a 200 year lifespan]], space tourism as of 2000, nuclear explosions used for commercial demolition, engineered man-made oceans covering the planet, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny weather as predictable and controllable]] [[TheTrainsRunOnTime as a train schedule]].
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schedule]]. With the development of gene therapy and other tech, that [[LivingForeverIsAwesome 200 year lifespan]] is (slowly) becoming a lot less implausible than first thought.



* ''Franchise/MetalGear''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Aerobiz}}'': Some aircraft featured in the game were designs expected (by the dev team) to enter full production, but never even made it off the drawing board, such as the [=McDonnell=]-Douglas MD-12.
** In a WhatCouldHaveBeen sense, if [=McDonnell=]-Douglas' MD-12 had come to fruition, it would have basically been the Airbus A380 about 10 years earlier.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Aerobiz}}'': Some aircraft featured in the game were designs expected (by the dev team) to enter full production, but never even made it off the drawing board, such as the [=McDonnell=]-Douglas MD-12.
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MD-12. In a WhatCouldHaveBeen sense, if [=McDonnell=]-Douglas' MD-12 had come to fruition, it would have basically been the Airbus A380 about 10 years earlier.






* In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', the 80's [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Adam and Jamie]] want to use their time machine to test the myth that there will be flying cars by 2000. Since this may not be the case, [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2376.html they decide to go to 2009 "where they're bound to have flying cars" and ask people for how long they have existed]].
** And of course, this page is mentioned in TheRant.

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* In ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', the 80's [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Adam and Jamie]] want to use their time machine to test the myth that there will be flying cars by 2000. Since this may not be the case, [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2376.html they decide to go to 2009 "where they're bound to have flying cars" and ask people for how long they have existed]].
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existed]]. And of course, this page is mentioned in TheRant.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' fell victim to this in too many ways to mention. Then again, the year in which the series took place was never pinpointed, perhaps intentionally.
** Actually, it is pinpointed at some points. [[ExtyYearsFromNow 2062]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' fell victim to this in too many ways to mention. Then again, the year in which the series took It takes place was never pinpointed, perhaps intentionally.
** Actually, it is pinpointed at some points.
in [[ExtyYearsFromNow 2062]].2062]] though so certain stuff is still technically possible.



* Also parodied in an episode of ''[[HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law]]'' involving George Jetson. George declares that he's from the impossibly far-off year of 2002, which causes Harvey to glance at his calendar, which reads "May 2004".

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* Also parodied Parodied in an episode of ''[[HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law]]'' ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' involving George Jetson. George declares that he's from the impossibly far-off year of 2002, which causes Harvey to glance at his calendar, which reads "May 2004".
20th Mar '16 12:25:25 AM MetaFour
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* The song "(It's the Eighties So Where's Our) Rocket Packs," released in 1984 by the band DanielAmos, laments "I thought by now" we'd have such marvels of the future as hover cars, picture phones, and robot maids. And such remarkable novelties as a female president and clear communication between all people.

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* The song "(It's the Eighties So Where's Our) Rocket Packs," released in from Music/DanielAmos's 1984 by the band DanielAmos, album ''Music/VoxHumana'', laments "I thought by now" we'd have such marvels of the future as hover cars, picture phones, and robot maids. And such remarkable novelties as a female president and clear communication between all people.
18th Mar '16 12:10:06 PM Kazrak
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* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=32976 "Stupid Department of Jetpack Suppression..."]]

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* [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=32976 "Stupid Webcomic/SkinHorse has the [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/light-inside/ Department of Jetpack Suppression..."]]Suppression]].
5th Mar '16 8:08:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 2000-2002 era of the British panel show ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'', comedian Paul Merton mused about the lack of jet packs at the present time which he had expected to see when he was younger. He then went on to speculate that only the rich and powerful had them, accusing the Queen Mother of having five.\\

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* In the 2000-2002 era of the British panel show ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'', ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'', comedian Paul Merton mused about the lack of jet packs at the present time which he had expected to see when he was younger. He then went on to speculate that only the rich and powerful had them, accusing the Queen Mother of having five.\\



* In an episode of ''That70sShow'', Red muses on what he thought life was going to be like by that point when he was off at war, done in the style of a 1950's educational film. The fantasy ends with Eric asking to borrow the car and Red telling him to take the hovercraft instead. Back in reality Kitty gives him an odd look. "Hovercraft?" He then shouts angrily, "What? They promised us hovercrafts! Just another damn broken promise."

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* ''Series/That70sShow'':
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In an episode of ''That70sShow'', episode, Red muses on what he thought life was going to be like by that point when he was off at war, done in the style of a 1950's educational film. The fantasy ends with Eric asking to borrow the car and Red telling him to take the hovercraft instead. Back in reality Kitty gives him an odd look. "Hovercraft?" He then shouts angrily, "What? They promised us hovercrafts! Just another damn broken promise."



* ''{{Space 1999}}''. We were supposed to be disposing of all our nuclear waste by sending it to a multinationally-crewed permanent moonbase ten years ago!

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* ''{{Space ''Series/{{Space 1999}}''. We were supposed to be disposing of all our nuclear waste by sending it to a multinationally-crewed permanent moonbase ten years ago!



* Long-running British science documentary show ''TomorrowsWorld'' tried to showcase current trends in scientific discovery, design, and practical applications for that science, to predict what we might be using and buying a couple of years in the future. It ran for twenty-odd years and possibly thousands of inventions, and the most anyone can remember is that it successfully predicted sat-nav maybe fifteen years ahead of time. This show's earnest, very British, tone and delivery was parodied as spoof science show ''Series/LookAroundYou''. TW was possibly also hampered in that it screened on a Thursday night immediately before ''TopOfThePops'' and viewers were, at most, only politely interested in the nerdy half-hour just before the night's ''real'' attraction.

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* Long-running British science documentary show ''TomorrowsWorld'' ''Series/TomorrowsWorld'' tried to showcase current trends in scientific discovery, design, and practical applications for that science, to predict what we might be using and buying a couple of years in the future. It ran for twenty-odd years and possibly thousands of inventions, and the most anyone can remember is that it successfully predicted sat-nav maybe fifteen years ahead of time. This show's earnest, very British, tone and delivery was parodied as spoof science show ''Series/LookAroundYou''. TW was possibly also hampered in that it screened on a Thursday night immediately before ''TopOfThePops'' and viewers were, at most, only politely interested in the nerdy half-hour just before the night's ''real'' attraction.
22nd Feb '16 12:04:01 PM DeckardCanine
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The film did have some things that we might actually see by 2015 (or at least 2025). Fingerprint scanners are becoming common, and the idea of someone watching six channels at once isn't as ridiculous as it used to be, except that it would be on a computer screen instead of a TV. ''Will there be a difference in 2015?'' And maybe cars can't run on Coke, but there have been cars designed to run on ''garbage'', so who knows?\\
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** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' is a prime example of this trope. A French engineer actually managed to build a functioning hoverboard (inspired by the film, no less), but supporting a person's weight would require more power than a skateboard-sized body could hold. Nike made a version of the power-lacing sneakers for charity. They're even trying to make something along the lines of Mr. Fusion. We do have video calling now - though, that concept has actually been in development, at the latest, since the 1930s. That said, Nike power laces have officially been announced to be available in 2015.

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** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' is a prime example of this trope. A French engineer actually managed to build a functioning hoverboard (inspired by the film, no less), but supporting a person's weight would require more power than a skateboard-sized body could hold. Nike made a version of the power-lacing sneakers for charity. They're even trying to make something along the lines of Mr. Fusion. We do have video calling now - though, now, though that concept has actually been in development, at the latest, since the 1930s. That said, Nike power laces Fingerprint scanners are becoming common, and the idea of someone watching six channels at once isn't as ridiculous as it used to be, except that it would be on a computer screen instead of a TV. And maybe cars can't run on Coke, but there have officially been announced cars designed to be available in 2015.run on ''garbage'', so who knows?\\
3rd Feb '16 10:06:31 AM psionycx
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** Doubles as a LampshadeHanging, since in Jamie's own time superheroes such as ''Comicbook/IronMan'' actually do have personal rocket-powered flight. The ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' not only has (and very publicly uses) more than one model of FlyingCar, but in a later storyline [[ReedRichardsIsUseless Reed Richards]] was shown as having provided his son and daughter with anti-gravity flight jackets, a technology that apparently never ended up becoming publicly-available!

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** Doubles as a LampshadeHanging, since later in the same storyline, Trevor Fitzroy would arrive on the scene flying using (you guessed it) a jet pack! Plus, even in Jamie's own time superheroes such as ''Comicbook/IronMan'' actually do have personal rocket-powered flight. The ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' not only has (and very publicly uses) more than one model of FlyingCar, but in a later storyline [[ReedRichardsIsUseless Reed Richards]] was shown as having provided his son and daughter with anti-gravity flight jackets, a technology that apparently never ended up becoming publicly-available!
3rd Feb '16 10:03:00 AM psionycx
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** Doubles as a LampshadeHanging, since in Jamie's own time superheroes such as ''Comicbook/IronMan'' actually do have personal rocket-powered flight. The ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' not only has (and very publicly uses) more than one model of FlyingCar, but in a later storyline [[ReedRichardsIsUseless Reed Richards]] was shown as having provided his son and daughter with anti-gravity flight jackets, a technology that apparently never ended up becoming publicly-available!
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