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11th May '17 6:50:07 AM Kalaong
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** ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': The trope is played with in an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen early draft]]. Marty reveals to 1955 Doc Brown that the Delorean time machine is powered by Coca-Cola. When he gets back to 1985, he finds that it's been transformed into a {{Zeerust}} pseudo-future, essentially what people in the 50s thought the 80s would be like -- complete with Coke-powered flying cars designed by Brown. Rock and Roll never caught on, but it's implied that Marty is about to embark on a career as a rock star, replaying various songs from his home time from memory\\

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** ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': The trope is played with in an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen early draft]]. Marty reveals to 1955 Doc Brown that the Delorean time machine machine's nuclear power source is powered by catalyzed with Coca-Cola. When he gets back to 1985, he finds that it's been transformed into a {{Zeerust}} pseudo-future, essentially what people in the 50s thought the 80s would be like -- like, complete with Coke-powered flying cars designed by Brown. and jet packs - Marty's dad actually complains about a monthly power bill that's over ''two dollars''; as a result of the movie's events, Brown abandoned time travel research and focused on Coke-catalyzed nuclear energy, which has made him the most respected and richest scientist in ''history.'' Rock and Roll never caught on, but it's implied that Marty is about to embark on a career as a rock star, replaying various songs from his home time from memory\\
3rd May '17 6:55:19 PM PaulA
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* Satirized in WilliamGibson's short story ''The Gernsback Continuum'', set in 1980; the central character finds himself inadvertently "peeking" into an alternate 1980 -- the one imagined by 1930s filmmakers, in which everyone lives in [[http://www.davidszondy.com/future/city/everytown.htm monumental towered cities]], the average car looks like "an aluminum avocado with a shark's fin", and people wear "[[CrystalSpiresAndTogas white togas and Lucite sandals]]" and say things like, "John, we've forgotten to take our food pills."

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* Satirized in WilliamGibson's Creator/WilliamGibson's short story ''The Gernsback Continuum'', set in 1980; the central character finds himself inadvertently "peeking" into an alternate 1980 -- the one imagined by 1930s filmmakers, in which everyone lives in [[http://www.davidszondy.com/future/city/everytown.htm monumental towered cities]], the average car looks like "an aluminum avocado with a shark's fin", and people wear "[[CrystalSpiresAndTogas white togas and Lucite sandals]]" and say things like, "John, we've forgotten to take our food pills."
30th Apr '17 11:08:21 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in Conan O'Brien's "In the Year 2000" segments, which predicted wildly futuristic events, even though the segments started only a few years before 2000. The sketches continued into and past the year 2000 without altering the sketch (including its name), making the essential premise even funnier. With his move to ''TheTonightShow'', changed to "In the Year 3000". The joke also changed: Everything in the year "3000" was clearly about 2009.

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* Parodied in Conan O'Brien's "In the Year 2000" segments, which predicted wildly futuristic events, even though the segments started only a few years before 2000. The sketches continued into and past the year 2000 without altering the sketch (including its name), making the essential premise even funnier. With his move to ''TheTonightShow'', ''Series/TheTonightShow'', changed to "In the Year 3000". The joke also changed: Everything in the year "3000" was clearly about 2009.
17th Apr '17 5:05:19 PM nombretomado
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* StephenBaxter's ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' (written in 1997) has in the year 2008 full VirtualReality simulations as commonplace, people could go to cybercafes and interact with others using interactive masks that simulated the feeling of the wind, sun, smells and even tastes.

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* StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Literature/{{Titan}}'' (written in 1997) has in the year 2008 full VirtualReality simulations as commonplace, people could go to cybercafes and interact with others using interactive masks that simulated the feeling of the wind, sun, smells and even tastes.
14th Mar '17 8:54:24 PM Luc
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* The most common example after personal {{Jet Pack}}s is the FlyingCar, which is completely impractical for reasons gone into at that page (notably, most flight mechanisms we know about have very strict restrictions on their control, making it impractical to train most people to fly using them).
14th Jan '17 1:43:27 PM MadCormorant
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** Though in the case of tape, magnetic tape is ''still'' the preferred method for long term storage of media and data.

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** Though in the case of tape, magnetic tape is ''still'' the preferred method for long term storage of media and data. As for vinyl, it is regaining popularity among both the industry and listeners due to it being more difficult to pirate as well as being able to escape the worst effects of the LoudnessWar.
10th Jan '17 2:45:10 PM HoofEMP
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->'''Boy:''' It's 2011. I want my flying car.\\
'''Girl:''' Dude. You're complaining to me on a phone, on which you buy and read books. And which you were using to play a 3D shooter until I interrupted you with what would be a video call if I were wearing a shirt.\\
'''Boy:''' Can't I have a flying car, too?\\
'''Girl:''' You'd crash it while texting and playing ''VideoGame/AngryBirds''.

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->'''Boy:''' ->'''Cueball:''' It's 2011. I want my flying car.\\
'''Girl:''' '''Megan:''' Dude. You're complaining to me on a phone, on which you buy and read books. And which you were using to play a 3D shooter until I interrupted you with what would be a video call if I were wearing a shirt.\\
'''Boy:''' '''Cueball:''' Can't I have a flying car, too?\\
'''Girl:''' '''Megan:''' You'd crash it while texting and playing ''VideoGame/AngryBirds''.
10th Jan '17 11:21:59 AM ChronoLegion
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* [=McGee=] on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has just been outed as a jetpack, no, ''rocket belt'' expert nerd, to the point where he has made a short film detailing their history and credited it to his authorial pseudonym.

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* [=McGee=] on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' has just been outed as a jetpack, no, ''rocket belt'' expert nerd, to the point where he has made a short film detailing their history and credited it to his authorial pseudonym. He does get to sort-of fulfill his dream by remote-controlling a jetpack being used by a killer to escape, although that, pretty much, amounts to him flying a drone with a person inside.
10th Jan '17 11:18:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* Explored in ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002'', where Alexander invents a time machine in 1899 and, after unsuccessfully trying to [[spoiler:save his LoveInterest]], goes to the future to try to find out why, expecting people to have already expanded on the technology. In 2030, he is disappointed to find that time travel has not become commonplace. As a matter of fact, he himself is considered as a crackpot by history, and time travel is seen as an impossibility. Now, they do have some impressive tech in 2030, such as interactive AI, Lunar travel, and, apparently, DNA resequencing on living people. Then he accidentally ends up in the distant future, where a manmade disaster has resulted in humanity being thrown back to the Stone Age, never to recover.
10th Jan '17 11:11:29 AM ChronoLegion
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** The film had very modern-looking tablets. Samsung even used a clip from the film in defense of Apple's lawsuit against them, pointing out that Apple didn't invent the look of the [=iPad=].
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