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5th Jul '17 2:59:46 PM Phys101
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See also HilariousInHindsight, HarsherInHindsight, and FunnyAneurysmMoment.

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See also HilariousInHindsight, HarsherInHindsight, and FunnyAneurysmMoment.
FunnyAneurysmMoment. When taken UpTo11, especially with a dash of these thrown in for good measure, it can become Life Imitates Farce.
30th Jun '17 3:41:35 PM Green_lantern40
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* The JeopardyIntelligenceTest has been since the titular show's beginning a quick, easy way to show off a character's intelligence by making him accurately answer even the most difficult questions of the titular game show. 2014 rolled in, and IBM put an artificial intelligence on the show just to show off how good they were at big computing and machine learning.

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* The JeopardyIntelligenceTest has been since the titular show's beginning a quick, easy way to show off a character's intelligence by making him accurately answer even the most difficult questions of the titular game show. 2014 2011 rolled in, and IBM put an artificial intelligence on the show just to show off how good they were at big computing and machine learning.
28th Jun '17 8:25:22 AM intastiel
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* In the Creator/WhiteWolf RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', the Pope's name is Benedict XVI. This was revealed in the book that came with the Storyteller's Screen, in 1999...six years before the actual Pope Benedict XVI took office.
** Not that surprising since the names of Popes are public record, and "Benedict" is obviously a common choice. The next Benedict would have to be XVI.

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* In the Creator/WhiteWolf RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', a 1999 sourcebook gives the Pope's name is as Benedict XVI. This was revealed in XVI. A common choice of papal name, true, but the book that came with the Storyteller's Screen, in 1999...six years before the actual next Pope to take office was Benedict XVI took office.
** Not that surprising since the names of Popes are public record, and "Benedict" is obviously a common choice. The next Benedict would have to be XVI.
in 2005.
18th Jun '17 2:11:22 PM nombretomado
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* Predictions of TheOtherWiki

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* Predictions of TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki



** This cropped up during the first half of the 2011 season. The episode "Missing Pieces" [[spoiler:in which a mother claims that her car was stolen with her young son still buckled into his car seat]] bears more than a passing resemblance to the still-unfolding [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/sky-metalwala-law-order-svu_n_1086268.html Sky Metalwala]] case. Another episode, "Personal Fouls," [[spoiler: which revolves around a well-respected coach who uses a children's charity to molest young boys]] originally aired a few weeks before the [[http://gothamist.com/2011/11/09/did_law_order_svu_predict_the_joe_p.php Penn State molestation]] story broke. However, according to TheOtherWiki, this one was actually based on a ''[[http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/10/09/sp-fleury-tell-all.html different]]'' sports abuse case.

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** This cropped up during the first half of the 2011 season. The episode "Missing Pieces" [[spoiler:in which a mother claims that her car was stolen with her young son still buckled into his car seat]] bears more than a passing resemblance to the still-unfolding [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/sky-metalwala-law-order-svu_n_1086268.html Sky Metalwala]] case. Another episode, "Personal Fouls," [[spoiler: which revolves around a well-respected coach who uses a children's charity to molest young boys]] originally aired a few weeks before the [[http://gothamist.com/2011/11/09/did_law_order_svu_predict_the_joe_p.php Penn State molestation]] story broke. However, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, this one was actually based on a ''[[http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2009/10/09/sp-fleury-tell-all.html different]]'' sports abuse case.



** A protester holding up a "[[[ThatOtherWiki citation needed]]]" [[http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1432/1429610103_4050160f56.jpg banner]].

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** A protester holding up a "[[[ThatOtherWiki "[[[Wiki/ThatOtherWiki citation needed]]]" [[http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1432/1429610103_4050160f56.jpg banner]].
3rd Jun '17 4:42:00 PM cwf123
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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' had a type of medicine known as nanomeds. Over a decade since the movie, nanomeds were quite useful and reliable.
1st Jun '17 8:08:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhiteWolf RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', the Pope's name is Benedict XVI. This was revealed in the book that came with the Storyteller's Screen, in 1999...six years before the actual Pope Benedict XVI took office.

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* In the WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', the Pope's name is Benedict XVI. This was revealed in the book that came with the Storyteller's Screen, in 1999...six years before the actual Pope Benedict XVI took office.
28th May '17 2:08:34 PM nombretomado
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** Notably, Japan now has at least one [[http://www.technewsdaily.com/holographic-pop-star-takes-japan-by-storm-1612/ virtual pop singer]]. Yes, [[VirtualCelebrity idoru]] [[{{Vocaloid}} are real]].

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** Notably, Japan now has at least one [[http://www.technewsdaily.com/holographic-pop-star-takes-japan-by-storm-1612/ virtual pop singer]]. Yes, [[VirtualCelebrity idoru]] [[{{Vocaloid}} [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} are real]].
13th May '17 12:56:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'' depicted what might happen in the [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem Conservative Party]] when MargaretThatcher eventually fell from power. Ten days after the first episode was broadcast, she actually did.

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* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'' depicted what might happen in the [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem Conservative Party]] when MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher eventually fell from power. Ten days after the first episode was broadcast, she actually did.
3rd May '17 6:59:35 PM PaulA
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* Go reference-spotting in [[WilliamGibson Idoru]]. Okay, so it's made in 1995 when the internet was actually invented, but many things are just now becoming possible - and done.

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* Go reference-spotting in [[WilliamGibson Idoru]].''Literature/{{Idoru}}''. Okay, so it's made in 1995 when the internet was actually invented, but many things are just now becoming possible - and done.



* There's a theory going around that cyberpunk (and especially "Neuromancer") drastically influenced the development of the internet. It doesn't hurt that William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace". But wait, it gets weirder- Some followers of the genre suspect the recent lack of literature is due to this defictionalization, combined with a general perception that since 9/11 things have been looking a little more dystopian.

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* There's a theory going around that cyberpunk (and especially "Neuromancer") ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'') drastically influenced the development of the internet. It doesn't hurt that William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace". But wait, it gets weirder- Some followers of the genre suspect the recent lack of literature is due to this defictionalization, combined with a general perception that since 9/11 things have been looking a little more dystopian.
30th Apr '17 11:50:50 AM Larkmarn
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* Creator/GeorgeOrwell in 1984 brought up thought-crime. Now we have hate crimes, crimes where the emotion of hate towards a minority group is a part of what is being punished, along with the illegal actions. Political Correctness resembles Newspeak. They share the tendency to redefine words, such as changing the meaning of "racism" from bigotry towards a person due to their race, to bigotry towards someone of a minority race only, and discouraging the use of words like "bossy" because they might be harmful to girls.
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