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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".
3rd Nov '16 4:26:42 PM Hobbie
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** Hilarious when you realize that in the early 1990s something (a virus, bacteria or other) got into the Australian public drinking water and made everyone who didn't boil or buy their water extremely sick.

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** Hilarious when you realize that in the early 1990s something (a virus, bacteria or other) got into the Australian public drinking 1998 Sydney water crisis happened (the water supply of the entire Greater Metropolitan Sydney area was suspected to be contaminated by dangerous microscopic pathogens) and made everyone who didn't boil or buy their water extremely sick.
31st Oct '16 5:56:41 PM KJMackley
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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.
15th Oct '16 1:36:57 PM redandready45
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* ''Film/{{Americathon}}'' (1979) predicted several things: the rise of China as an economic superpower, the growth of US public debt (in the film it was 400 billion dollars, the writers couldn't have imagined a debt of ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic 15 trillion]]'''), high energy prices, the decline of tobacco and the growing acceptability of marijuana, and the collapse of the USSR.

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* ''Film/{{Americathon}}'' (1979) predicted several things: the rise of China as an economic superpower, the growth of US public debt (in the film it was 400 billion dollars, the writers couldn't have imagined a debt of ''[[RealityIsUnrealistic '''[[RealityIsUnrealistic 15 trillion]]'''), high energy prices, the decline of tobacco and the growing acceptability of marijuana, and the collapse of the USSR.
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