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25th Oct '17 8:11:02 AM RedScharlach
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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They're easily revived in the comics "present day" (the actual date is unknown, the future society has lost track of it). Unfortunatly, society only sees the Revivals as an ancient obligation (the original cryogenic agreements) whom they revive and dump on the street to fend for themselves, there is no system in place to help them adjust. Even worse, the future is such a chaotic mess that most Reveals simply cant cope and become borderline catatonic upon their first exposure. Spider Jerusalem spends some time writing about their plight and is critical towards society for refusing to help them.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They're easily revived in the comics comic's "present day" (the actual date is unknown, the future society has lost track of it). Unfortunatly, Unfortunately, society only sees the Revivals as an ancient obligation (the original cryogenic agreements) whom they revive and dump on the street to fend for themselves, themselves; there is no system in place to help them adjust. Even worse, the future is such a chaotic mess that most Reveals Revivals simply cant can't cope and become borderline catatonic upon their first exposure. Spider Jerusalem spends some time writing about their plight and is critical towards society for refusing to help them.



* Two ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' stories have Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian end up in 1970s New York City. In the original story he ends up there during a blackout and thus doesnt experience too much of modern society, and winds up in his own time again by the end, but in the second, he misses his chance, and is actually stranded in modern day. Subsequently, he has to adjust himself to the modern world and ends up running his own gang after he learns modern English and customs.

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* Two ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' stories have Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian end up in 1970s New York City. In the original story he ends up there during a blackout and thus doesnt doesn't experience too much of modern society, and winds up in his own time again by the end, but in the second, he misses his chance, and is actually stranded in the modern day. Subsequently, he has to adjust himself to the modern world and ends up running his own gang after he learns modern English and customs.



* The entire purpose of the Christian film ''Film/TimeChanger'' is to have its protagonist, a 19th century theology professor, be shocked at how immoral the present day is.

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* The entire purpose of the Christian film ''Film/TimeChanger'' is to have its protagonist, a 19th century 19th-century theology professor, be shocked at how immoral the present day is.



* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[Literature/WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is not our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[Literature/WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of featuring the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is not our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].
25th Aug '17 6:09:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' presents the ponies in the human world in this vein. Though it's strictly speaking not ''their'' future, much of humanity's magicless technology is completely foreign to ponies. Queen Chrysalis for one, spends her first encounter with a live television arguing with the newscaster and getting cross with singing televangelists.

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* ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' presents the ponies in the human world in this vein. Though it's strictly speaking not ''their'' future, much of humanity's magicless technology is completely foreign to ponies. Queen Chrysalis for one, spends her first encounter with a live television arguing with the newscaster and getting cross with singing televangelists.
23rd Jul '17 9:45:11 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Retrothinker's character arc on ''[[Creator/BobChipman The Game Overthinker]]'' was built around this trope. Retrothinker was a 1980s version of the Game Overthinker who hosted a public access cable TV show about video games from the basement of the Sharkcade. Excited to see what the future of gaming would hold, Retrothinker made himself a HumanPopsicle to awaken in 2025. However, when the Sharkcade was destroyed by arsonist ninja Pyrothinker, Retrothinker awoke early and was horrified by the world. Social gaming, online gaming, EA Sports, Gamestop, gaming gimmicks, creative stagnation, VideoGame/BombermanActZero, and VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 led to [[spoiler: his FaceHeelTurn into Necrothinker who summoned an army of undead retro video game characters to destroy modern gaming. The Overthinker manages to defeat and heal him back to normal.]]

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* The Retrothinker's character arc on ''[[Creator/BobChipman The Game Overthinker]]'' was built around this trope. The Retrothinker was a 1980s version of the Game Overthinker who hosted a public access cable TV show about video games from the basement of the Sharkcade. Excited to see what the future of gaming would hold, the Retrothinker made himself a HumanPopsicle to awaken in 2025. However, when the Sharkcade was destroyed by the arsonist ninja Pyrothinker, the Retrothinker awoke early in 2012 and was horrified by the world. Social gaming, online gaming, EA Sports, Gamestop, gaming {{waggle}} gimmicks, creative stagnation, VideoGame/BombermanActZero, ''VideoGame/BombermanActZero'', and VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' led to [[spoiler: his FaceHeelTurn into Necrothinker the Necrothinker, who summoned an army of undead retro video game characters to destroy modern gaming. The Overthinker manages managed to defeat and heal him back to normal.]]
23rd Jul '17 9:41:32 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ''{{Moviebob}}'': Retrothinker's character arc was built around this trope. Retrothinker was a 1980s version of the Game Overthinker who hosted a public access cable TV show about video games from the basement of the Sharkcade. Excited to see what the future of gaming would hold, Retrothinker made himself a HumanPopsicle to awaken in 2025. However, when the Sharkcade was destroyed by arsonist ninja Pyrothinker, Retrothinker awoke early and was horrified by the world. Social gaming, online gaming, EA Sports, Gamestop, gaming gimmicks, creative stagnation, VideoGame/BombermanActZero, and VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 led to [[spoiler: his FaceHeelTurn into Necrothinker who summoned an army of undead retro video game characters to destroy modern gaming. The Overthinker manages to defeat and heal him back to normal.]]

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* ''{{Moviebob}}'': Retrothinker's character arc on ''[[Creator/BobChipman The Game Overthinker]]'' was built around this trope. Retrothinker was a 1980s version of the Game Overthinker who hosted a public access cable TV show about video games from the basement of the Sharkcade. Excited to see what the future of gaming would hold, Retrothinker made himself a HumanPopsicle to awaken in 2025. However, when the Sharkcade was destroyed by arsonist ninja Pyrothinker, Retrothinker awoke early and was horrified by the world. Social gaming, online gaming, EA Sports, Gamestop, gaming gimmicks, creative stagnation, VideoGame/BombermanActZero, and VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 led to [[spoiler: his FaceHeelTurn into Necrothinker who summoned an army of undead retro video game characters to destroy modern gaming. The Overthinker manages to defeat and heal him back to normal.]]
28th Dec '16 1:11:53 PM Doug86
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* Two ''WhatIf'' stories have ConanTheBarbarian end up in 1970's New York City. In the original story he ends up there during a blackout and thus doesnt experience too much of modenr society, and winds up in his own time again by the end, but in the second, he misses his chance, and is actually stranded in modern day. Subsequently, he has to adjust himself to the modern world and ends up running his own gang after he learns modern English and customs.

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* Two ''WhatIf'' ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' stories have ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian end up in 1970's 1970s New York City. In the original story he ends up there during a blackout and thus doesnt experience too much of modenr modern society, and winds up in his own time again by the end, but in the second, he misses his chance, and is actually stranded in modern day. Subsequently, he has to adjust himself to the modern world and ends up running his own gang after he learns modern English and customs.
12th Dec '16 11:36:48 PM SilentStranger
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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They find the future as shocking as the reader often does; Spider Jerusalem is critical of society for not having a system in place to help them adjust.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They find They're easily revived in the comics "present day" (the actual date is unknown, the future as shocking as the reader often does; Spider Jerusalem is critical of society has lost track of it). Unfortunatly, society only sees the Revivals as an ancient obligation (the original cryogenic agreements) whom they revive and dump on the street to fend for not having a themselves, there is no system in place to help them adjust.adjust. Even worse, the future is such a chaotic mess that most Reveals simply cant cope and become borderline catatonic upon their first exposure. Spider Jerusalem spends some time writing about their plight and is critical towards society for refusing to help them.


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* Two ''WhatIf'' stories have ConanTheBarbarian end up in 1970's New York City. In the original story he ends up there during a blackout and thus doesnt experience too much of modenr society, and winds up in his own time again by the end, but in the second, he misses his chance, and is actually stranded in modern day. Subsequently, he has to adjust himself to the modern world and ends up running his own gang after he learns modern English and customs.
24th Nov '16 3:29:37 PM jeez
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* ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'' presents the ponies in the human world in this vein. Though it's strictly speaking not ''their'' future, much of humanity's magicless technology is completely foreign to ponies. Queen Chrysalis for one, spends her first encounter with a live television arguing with the newscaster and getting cross with singing televangelists.
--> '''Lauren Mephisto:''' "We may not comprehend the cutie mark, the magic artefacts and the cloud cities, but they don't comprehend the telephone, the lightbulb and the combustion engine."
31st Oct '16 2:58:31 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/{{Life}}'': Forty years into his life sentence (which began in [[TheGreatDepression 1932]] [[DeepSouth Mississippi]]), Claude is accidentally released in a parking lot where he finds himself surrounded by [[TheSeventies black youths sporting Afros and listening to funky music]]. Coupled with seeing the reflection of his old self, he is so shocked that he decides to wait for the warden in the car instead of attempting to escape.

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* ''Film/{{Life}}'': ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'': Forty years into his life sentence (which began in [[TheGreatDepression 1932]] [[DeepSouth Mississippi]]), Claude is accidentally released in a parking lot where he finds himself surrounded by [[TheSeventies black youths sporting Afros and listening to funky music]]. Coupled with seeing the reflection of his old self, he is so shocked that he decides to wait for the warden in the car instead of attempting to escape.
31st Aug '16 4:25:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is not our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[WorldWar ''[[Literature/WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is not our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].
15th May '16 11:35:52 AM StrixObscuro
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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They find the future as shocking as the reader often does; Spider Jerusalem is critical of society for not having a system in place to help them adjust.

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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They find the future as shocking as the reader often does; Spider Jerusalem is critical of society for not having a system in place to help them adjust.adjust.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Klara was brought from 1907 into the present, and had the misfortune of arriving in the middle of a [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion brutal Skrullish invasion]]. She was still adjusting to the concepts of sleeveless tops and same-sex relationships, so naturally, she didn't react well to seeing an army of aliens nearly kill her friends.



* A variation occurs (no actual time travel, but EastGermany was in a sort of stasis) in ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' -- after the Berlin Wall falls, the protagonist goes to see WestGermany and instantly encounters a TV with porn on.

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* A variation occurs (no actual time travel, but EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany was in a sort of stasis) in ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' -- after the Berlin Wall falls, the protagonist goes to see WestGermany UsefulNotes/WestGermany and instantly encounters a TV with porn on.



* Inverted in ''{{Film/Maxie}}'', in which a 1920s flapper possesses the body of a woman from the present day, i.e. 1985. The flapper finds the life of a 1980s housewife too sexually repressed for her taste.
* ''{{Film/Life}}'': Forty years into his life sentence (which began in [[TheGreatDepression 1932]] [[DeepSouth Mississippi]]), Claude is accidentally released in a parking lot where he finds himself surrounded by [[TheSeventies black youths sporting afros and listening to funky music]]. Coupled with seeing the reflection of his old self, he is so shocked that he decides to wait for the warden in the car instead of attempting to escape.

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* Inverted in ''{{Film/Maxie}}'', ''Film/{{Maxie}}'', in which a 1920s flapper possesses the body of a woman from the present day, i.e. 1985. The flapper finds the life of a 1980s housewife too sexually repressed for her taste.
* ''{{Film/Life}}'': ''Film/{{Life}}'': Forty years into his life sentence (which began in [[TheGreatDepression 1932]] [[DeepSouth Mississippi]]), Claude is accidentally released in a parking lot where he finds himself surrounded by [[TheSeventies black youths sporting afros Afros and listening to funky music]]. Coupled with seeing the reflection of his old self, he is so shocked that he decides to wait for the warden in the car instead of attempting to escape.



* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is now our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is now not our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].Race]].
* ''Literatue/TheManInTheHighCastle'' features a variation: In the midst of a nervous breakdown, Mr. Tagomi begins seeing visions of the San Francisco of our world, where the Axis Powers lost World War II, and is appalled at the sight of the Embarcadero Freeway, which doesn't exist in his world.



* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'': The [[KnightInShiningArmor Medieval knight Sir William de Moray]] wasn't exactly off to a good start when he travelled to the future, given that he thought the time warp was a gateway to Hell, but the future did little to cause a good impression by happening to have a Carnival parade in that very same day and placing a gang of [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Satanic bikers]] almost immediately in Sir William's path.

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* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'': ''Series/{{Primeval}}'': The [[KnightInShiningArmor Medieval knight Sir William de Moray]] wasn't exactly off to a good start when he travelled to the future, given that he thought the time warp was a gateway to Hell, but the future did little to cause a good impression by happening to have a Carnival parade in that very same day and placing a gang of [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Satanic bikers]] almost immediately in Sir William's path.


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* PlayedForLaughs in one episode of ''Series/SleepyHollow'', where Crane expresses disapproval of a gay couple's conduct. Abbie asks if he's really that bothered by gay couples, and he responds that he's bothered that they're wearing hats indoors.
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