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13th Feb '18 9:20:14 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' makes [[http://www.threepanelsoul.com/comic/on-advancements a convincing argument]] (similar to the [[Webcomic/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 [[Webcomic/XKCD]] ''xkcd'' page quote) that TruthInTelevision actually subverts this trope.
10th Feb '18 3:47:41 AM Piterpicher
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* In the photo anthology, "Music/{{Genesis}}: PeterGabriel, PhilCollins And Beyond", written in [[TheEighties 1984]], Gabriel is asked about where music was heading. He mentions a whole new kind of "emotive technology" featuring a "big library of sound" and that you will be able to "treat things as sounds" and "be able to forget about where they came from and how you got them". He discusses how every home will have a computer and that such a dream instrument will be "an attachment that will also be as common in every home as a piano". He also predicts how musicians will one day "bring a studio into (their) bedroom and (they'll) get (their) tapes released on vinyl...the week after (they've) finished it". Essentially, he predicted the rise of MIDI, digital Portastudios, affordable digital workstations and independent distribution of music, though he still believed tapes and vinyl would remain the norm in music media.

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* In the photo anthology, "Music/{{Genesis}}: PeterGabriel, PhilCollins Music/PeterGabriel, Music/PhilCollins And Beyond", written in [[TheEighties 1984]], Gabriel is asked about where music was heading. He mentions a whole new kind of "emotive technology" featuring a "big library of sound" and that you will be able to "treat things as sounds" and "be able to forget about where they came from and how you got them". He discusses how every home will have a computer and that such a dream instrument will be "an attachment that will also be as common in every home as a piano". He also predicts how musicians will one day "bring a studio into (their) bedroom and (they'll) get (their) tapes released on vinyl...the week after (they've) finished it". Essentially, he predicted the rise of MIDI, digital Portastudios, affordable digital workstations and independent distribution of music, though he still believed tapes and vinyl would remain the norm in music media.
7th Feb '18 10:40:06 PM jormis29
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* Invoked in "[=Marty McFly & Doc Brown Visit Jimmy Kimmel Live=]" and the short film "Back to the 2015 Future", bringing attention to the absence of flying cars.

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* Invoked in "[=Marty "Marty McFly & Doc Brown Visit Jimmy Kimmel Live=]" Series/JimmyKimmelLive" and the short film "Back to the 2015 Future", bringing attention to the absence of flying cars.
23rd Jan '18 6:55:01 AM batty3108
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* {{Creator/Eddie Izzard}}, when talking about {{Series/Star Trek}}, laments the fact that basically the only futuristic technology predicted in the original series that actually came about was automatic sliding doors.
11th Jan '18 12:08:45 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350: We write the year 2015 ...]]
11th Jan '18 1:24:32 AM alnair20aug93
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SpeculativeFiction always seems to think that the future is going to be a lot more flashy and interesting than it actually turns out to be. The far-off year of 2017 was supposed to give us lunar and undersea colonies, massive supercomputers, holographic radios, [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII holographic movies, autodrying jackets, autolacing shoes, accurate-to-the-second weather reports, hoverboards]], virtual reality, {{flying car}}s, [[FoodPills food cubes]], [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]], [[FrickinLaserBeams laser weapons]] and most importantly, {{Jet Pack}}s!

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SpeculativeFiction always seems to think that the future is going to be a lot more flashy and interesting than it actually turns out to be. The far-off year of 2017 2018 was supposed to give us lunar and undersea colonies, massive supercomputers, holographic radios, [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII holographic movies, autodrying jackets, autolacing shoes, accurate-to-the-second weather reports, hoverboards]], virtual reality, {{flying car}}s, [[FoodPills food cubes]], [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]], [[FrickinLaserBeams laser weapons]] and most importantly, {{Jet Pack}}s!
9th Jan '18 5:43:14 PM MrUnderhill
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** Now it's 2018, the same year as ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. In summary, we can barely automate cars let alone [[NukeEm WMD-toting]] HumongousMecha, full-body cyborgs and sentient AI don't exist, high-frequency vibroblades haven't replaced guns, and ''still'' [[MemeticMutation no nanomachines, son.]]
5th Jan '18 6:00:19 PM cybertoy0
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** Much later on, Red Mage questions Thief on why he thinks Elves are so great, when their technology is at the same level as humans, even though they've had a 9000 year head start. Thief's response is a rather awkward and unconvincing, "That's how we like it."
12th Nov '17 8:39:37 AM BrendanRizzo
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* Fusion power. Maybe in about 50 or so years. Maybe not at all. In 1979, the fusion research group at Princeton were reasonably sure that commercial fusion power was 30 years away. Thirty years later, commercial fusion power is now 50 years away. The future is actively ''receding''.

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* Fusion power. Maybe in about 50 or so years. Maybe not at all. In 1979, the fusion research group at Princeton were reasonably sure that commercial fusion power was 30 years away. Thirty years later, commercial fusion power is now 50 years away. The future is actively ''receding''. Of course, [[StrangeBedfellows considering how powerful the anti-nuclear movement and the oil industry both are]], one has to wonder if anybody has even been researching it at all since then.
9th Sep '17 3:17:52 AM Korodzik
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* The meme [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-bet-there-will-be-flying-cars-in-the-future "I Bet There Will Be Flying Cars in the Future"]], taking the rough form:
-->1980: "I bet there will be flying cars in the future"
-->2017: [image of some ridiculous/bizarre bit of modern culture]
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