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5th Apr '18 4:18:18 AM Willbyr
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27th Feb '18 8:41:53 PM 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 time machine's nuclear power source is 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, complete with flying cars 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\\

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** ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': The trope is played with in an [[WhatCouldHaveBeen early draft]]. Marty reveals to 1955 1952 Doc Brown that the time machine's nuclear power source is catalyzed with Coca-Cola. When he gets back to 1985, 1982, 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 flying cars and jet packs - Marty's dad actually complains about a monthly power bill that's over ''two dollars''; dollars''(though it's also implied that the dollar stopped inflating due to Brown's inventions -- George chews Biff out for slacking as a security guard despite being paid a whole 50 cents an hour, well above minimum wage... in 1962 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\\memory.\\
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."
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