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8th Jun '17 3:43:47 AM jormis29
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* The ''{{Area 88}}'' manga treated the use of armed drones in combat as alarming and strange. In the 21st century, drones are now an accepted part of warfare.

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* The ''{{Area ''VideoGame/{{Area 88}}'' manga treated the use of armed drones in combat as alarming and strange. In the 21st century, drones are now an accepted part of warfare.
24th Apr '17 7:56:27 PM JMQwilleran
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* One installment of ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins: Toy Hospital'' revolves around a toy who doesn't want to be taken to the toy hospital because she's afraid she'll get sick there. The other toys reassure her that she has nothing to worry about, as a hospital is a place to help you get better, not someplace where you'll get sick. However, in the real world there's been a deepening public health crisis involving antibiotic-resistant infections people have picked up while staying in hospitals. In fact, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospital-acquired_infection Wikipedia]] has an entry regarding the subject and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are as many as 90,000 deaths a year from diseases acquired in hospitals. Given this, adult viewers in the know could easily see this toy's concern as being very, very legitimate, especially given that they're taking her to a hospital she hasn't been able to personally check into see if it's up to standard, one that is run by, well, a 6-year-old kid.
7th Apr '17 5:42:37 AM Theharbo
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* ArthurCClarke once said that we'd have a working SpaceElevator about 50 years after everyone stopped ridiculing the very notion. Almost everyone has.
23rd Feb '17 6:09:51 PM Psyclone
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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is an AlternateTimeline where the existence of costumed heroes and superheroes have a dramatic impact on the 20th Century. One of the "Golden Age" heroes, Hollis Mason aka Nite Owl, publicly retires and says he's going to run a car repair shop because it's simpler and car engines aren't going to radically change anytime soon. Dr. Manhattan, whose powers include matter manipulation, casually states that he is working on improving battery quality and within the next few years (remember it's the 60's) electric cars make their way on the market. The idea of electric cars was seen as every bit as fantastical as genetic engineering and and Dr. Manhattan himself.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' is an AlternateTimeline where the existence of costumed heroes and superheroes have a dramatic impact on the 20th Century. One of the "Golden Age" heroes, Hollis Mason aka Nite Owl, publicly retires and says he's going to run a car repair shop because it's simpler and car engines aren't going to radically change anytime soon. Dr. Manhattan, whose powers include matter manipulation, casually states that he is working on improving battery quality and within synthesizing massive quantities of lithium and in the next few years (remember it's the 60's) electric cars make their way on the market. The idea of electric cars was seen as every bit as fantastical as genetic engineering and and Dr. Manhattan himself.
23rd Feb '17 6:08:31 PM Psyclone
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* In the {{Tintin}} graphic novel ''Recap/TintinDestinationMoon", Captain Haddock spends a lot of time ranting about how CRAZY Professor Calculus is for seriously attempting to send people to the moon. To anyone reading the book after 1969, it just looks weird.

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* In the {{Tintin}} graphic novel ''Recap/TintinDestinationMoon", Captain Haddock spends a lot of time ranting about how CRAZY Professor Calculus is for seriously attempting to send people to the moon. To anyone reading the book after 1969, it just looks weird.Haddock is the one who sounds like a raving maniac.
14th Feb '17 1:51:34 PM margdean56
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** In the book, some rooms had gigantic TV screens covering every wall so you could feel like you were "in" the program. Fortunately, that hasn't caught on-- yet.

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** In the book, some rooms had gigantic TV screens covering every wall so you could feel like you were "in" the program. Fortunately, that hasn't caught on-- yet.on--yet.



* One of the tales of Creator/HansChristianAndersen was entitled "In A Thousand Years". In it a couple on a aircraft visit the ruins of Europe. Do remember this was a long time before anything like an aircraft existed, and reads so natural, some editions with drawings include a picture of a couple in a modern airplane seat with this story.

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* One of the tales of Creator/HansChristianAndersen was entitled "In A Thousand Years". In it a couple on a an aircraft visit the ruins of Europe. Do remember this was a long time before anything like an aircraft existed, and reads so natural, naturally, some editions with drawings include a picture of a couple in a modern airplane seat with this story.
9th Feb '17 4:46:31 PM benda
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** While not as detailed, ''Film/AceInTheHole'' delivered essentially the same message as early as 1951 - and was panned in US as an "impossible exaggeration".
9th Feb '17 4:37:24 PM benda
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** While never reaching ''1984''-level of total control, the totalitarian regimes had certainly existed prior to (and served as major inspiration for) Orwell's novel, so it was never exactly ''crazy'' to begin with.
4th Dec '16 12:48:39 PM SteveMB
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* In the 1946 short story "A Logic Named Joe" by Murray Leinster, the network of "logics" (i.e. computers) suddenly develops greatly enhanced information processing abilities and starts providing information on everything from how to cure hangovers to how to commit [[ThePerfectCrime an untraceable murder]], which threatens to create problems much like those associated with the darker aspects of the modern Internet.
14th Nov '16 11:24:26 AM Premonition45
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': The FlashForward episode "Bart to the Future" from 2000 had Lisa Simpson becoming President of the United States, struggling to resolve problems caused by her predecessor... Donald Trump. In 2016, Trump was elected president, defying all expectations. [[http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/mar/17/simpsons-president-trump-prediction-was-meant-as-warning-to-us Writer Dan Greaney said in an interview]] that he'd chosen Trump as president because it "just seemed like the logical last stop before hitting bottom. It was pitched because it was consistent with the vision of America going insane".
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