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13th Jan '18 3:17:54 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Near-future military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', which chronicles a potential scenario for the downfall of the United States and its aftermath, begins in 2016 and continues into the 2060s. In general, society changes comparatively little (and even regresses somewhat in many places, due to a collapsing global economy), but there are significant advances in various fields, ranging from drone planes to workable cold fusion. There's also some incipient transhumanism, especially by the "villain" factions.
6th Jan '18 6:20:35 PM OminousNominousNom
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TheFuture, but not so far into it that you'd notice except for the abundance of AppliedPhlebotinum. This is often a linear extrapolation of national malaise or existing crises, so American works of the 1970s have endlessly skyrocketing crime and inner urban decay [[note]] true enough in places like Detroit, Michigan [[/note]] whereas the 1980s brought the notion that {{Mega Corp}}s and [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan]] (especially [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Japanese megacorps]]) would rule the world (yes on the first count, no on the second). When the 1990s came around, the US economy recovered while the Japanese economy tanked; TheGreatPoliticsMessUp and subsequent collapse of many authoritarian communist regimes drastically changed the political picture of both the present and the future. Instead of criminal anarchy or corporate governance, there's a lot more focus on how technology has come to permeate everyday life and challenge long-held conceptions of the individual and society as a whole. And, of course, works in the '90s naturally assumed that from that point on the only murderous enemies Americans would have to worry about would be right-wing militia fanatics, [[TeensAreMonsters homicidal teenagers]], and maybe the occasional petty dictator - [[HarsherInHindsight but no one else]]. With the Turn of the Millennium and the New Tens, the issue seems to have become extreme Right-Wing dystopias and/or endless American Interventionalism in the Middle East and Central Asia, occasionally spreading into South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia.

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TheFuture, but not so far into it that you'd notice except for the abundance of AppliedPhlebotinum. This is often a linear extrapolation of national malaise or existing crises, so American works of the 1970s have endlessly skyrocketing crime and inner urban decay [[note]] true enough in places like Detroit, Michigan Michigan, but wildly wrong in general; cities like NYC are safer today than ever before [[/note]] whereas the 1980s brought the notion that {{Mega Corp}}s and [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan]] (especially [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Japanese megacorps]]) would rule the world (yes on the first count, no on the second). When the 1990s came around, the US economy recovered while the Japanese economy tanked; TheGreatPoliticsMessUp and subsequent collapse of many authoritarian communist regimes drastically changed the political picture of both the present and the future. Instead of criminal anarchy or corporate governance, there's a lot more focus on how technology has come to permeate everyday life and challenge long-held conceptions of the individual and society as a whole. And, of course, works in the '90s naturally assumed that from that point on the only murderous enemies Americans would have to worry about would be right-wing militia fanatics, [[TeensAreMonsters homicidal teenagers]], and maybe the occasional petty dictator - [[HarsherInHindsight but no one else]]. With the Turn of the Millennium and the New Tens, the issue seems to have become extreme Right-Wing dystopias and/or endless American Interventionalism in the Middle East and Central Asia, occasionally spreading into South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia.
31st Dec '17 6:34:05 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' aired in 2006, and is set in the the late 2010s in the AlternativeCalendar "Ascension Throne Britannia". While its relationship with C.E. is not given officially, it is widely speculated that a.t.b. coincides with C.E. (for example, many events with historical antecedents occur in the same periods in a.t.b. as they did in C.E.) and so one can conclude that this trope applies. On the other hand, it also happens to be set in a full-blown AlternateHistory.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' aired in 2006, and is set in the the late 2010s in the AlternativeCalendar "Ascension Throne Britannia". While its relationship with C.E. is not given officially, it is widely speculated that a.t.b. coincides with C.E. (for example, many events with historical antecedents occur in the same periods in a.t.b. as they did in C.E.) and so one can conclude that this trope applies. On the other hand, it also happens to be set in a full-blown AlternateHistory. [[spoiler:Given where the timeline splits from ours, some have speculated that ''Code Geass'' takes place in what would be the ''[=1960s=]'' in our timeline.]]
31st Dec '17 6:27:57 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' takes place 30 years after the events of [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the original]] (it's unclear when that game took place, though it's theorised to be set in 1993, meaning ''3'' could take place sometime in the 2020's). In a clever way of avoiding [[ScienceMarchesOn an inaccurate depiction of future technology]], the player's tools are explicitly from the first game's era. ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator'' (aka FNAF 6) takes place at some point after ''that'', given the BigBad of ''3'' returns to become part of the BigBadEnsemble in ''6''. [[spoiler: The audio heard in the Insanity Ending is labeled in the game files as [=HRY223=], hinting it specifically takes place in 2023.]]

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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' takes place 30 years after the events of [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the original]] (it's unclear when that game took place, though it's theorised to be set in 1993, meaning ''3'' could take place sometime in the 2020's). In a clever way of avoiding [[ScienceMarchesOn an inaccurate depiction of future technology]], the player's tools are explicitly from the first game's era. ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator'' (aka FNAF 6) takes place at some point after ''that'', given the BigBad of ''3'' returns to become part of the BigBadEnsemble in ''6''. [[spoiler: The audio heard in the Insanity Ending is labeled in the game files as [=HRY223=], hinting it specifically takes place in 2023.]]]] It also avoids an inaccurate depiction of future technology by way of the player character just starting out in running his own pizzeria, and therefore only able to afford older technology.
30th Dec '17 5:56:14 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' takes place 30 years after the events of [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the original]] (it's unclear when that game took place, though it's theorised to be set in 1993, meaning ''3'' could take place sometime in the 2020's). In a clever way of avoiding [[ScienceMarchesOn an inaccurate depiction of future technology]], the player's tools are explicitly from the first game's era. ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator'' (aka FNAF 6) takes place at some point after ''that'', given the BigBad of ''3'' returns to become part of the BigBadEnsemble in ''6''. [[spoiler: The audio heard in the Insanity Ending is labeled in the game files as HRY223, hinting it specifically takes place in 2023.]]

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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' takes place 30 years after the events of [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the original]] (it's unclear when that game took place, though it's theorised to be set in 1993, meaning ''3'' could take place sometime in the 2020's). In a clever way of avoiding [[ScienceMarchesOn an inaccurate depiction of future technology]], the player's tools are explicitly from the first game's era. ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator'' (aka FNAF 6) takes place at some point after ''that'', given the BigBad of ''3'' returns to become part of the BigBadEnsemble in ''6''. [[spoiler: The audio heard in the Insanity Ending is labeled in the game files as HRY223, [=HRY223=], hinting it specifically takes place in 2023.]]
30th Dec '17 5:55:12 PM kazokuhouou
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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' takes place 30 years after the events of [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the original]] (it's unclear when that game took place, though it's theorised to be set in 1993, meaning ''3'' could take place sometime in the 2020's). In a clever way of avoiding [[ScienceMarchesOn an inaccurate depiction of future technology]], the player's tools are explicitly from the first game's era.

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* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' takes place 30 years after the events of [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys the original]] (it's unclear when that game took place, though it's theorised to be set in 1993, meaning ''3'' could take place sometime in the 2020's). In a clever way of avoiding [[ScienceMarchesOn an inaccurate depiction of future technology]], the player's tools are explicitly from the first game's era. ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator'' (aka FNAF 6) takes place at some point after ''that'', given the BigBad of ''3'' returns to become part of the BigBadEnsemble in ''6''. [[spoiler: The audio heard in the Insanity Ending is labeled in the game files as HRY223, hinting it specifically takes place in 2023.]]
23rd Dec '17 10:31:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'', written in 2001 and focusing on HollywoodHacking in Far-Off Year of 2010 AD, has more than a few issues. For the more technically-oriented gamer, this can lead to either {{Narm}} or [[SoBadItsGood unintentional hilarity]]. A 60 [=GHz=] processor is quite slow (a tribute to the megahertz race of the moment), and gateway computers with multiple processors are common, while only specialized systems support daughterboards. BBS software still holds a major part in the world, and InterNIC can be used as a proxy and hacked into with a basic dictionary attack.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'', written in 2001 and focusing on HollywoodHacking in Far-Off Year of 2010 AD, has more than a few issues. For the more technically-oriented gamer, this can lead to either {{Narm}} or [[SoBadItsGood unintentional hilarity]]. A 60 [=GHz=] processor is quite slow (a tribute to the megahertz race of the moment), and gateway computers with multiple processors are common, while only specialized systems support daughterboards. BBS software still holds a major part in the world, and InterNIC Website/InterNIC can be used as a proxy and hacked into with a basic dictionary attack.
18th Dec '17 10:23:07 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Film/RoboCop'' is frequently set in the "near future", [[http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/25/business/robocop-neumeier-detroit-bankruptcy/index.html?iid=article_sidebar which managed to accurately predict the state of]] UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} several years later, as well as crappy gas mileage for cars, CDs being the norm, and sensationalistic news.
16th Dec '17 1:23:05 PM nombretomado
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* Both ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' and ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'' take place in the near future; the backstory of ''TheConduit'' even includes a second terrorist attack in the United States on [[TheWarOnTerror September 11]].

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* Both ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' and ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'' take place in the near future; the backstory of ''TheConduit'' ''The Conduit'' even includes a second terrorist attack in the United States on [[TheWarOnTerror September 11]].
13th Dec '17 6:06:52 AM Aipom-pom
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' seems to be this way. Granted, the previous installments were pretty vague about the year, possibly setting on the early new 10s, but from the previews, the plot seems to take place a while after the Hope's Peak Arc, to the point of having a RidiculouslyHumanRobot and the Class Trial room, instead of a circle, is now composed of hovering glowing platforms that move around, not to mention the Gifted Inmates Academy seem to have been abandoned for along time, giving the impression a long time has passed.

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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' seems to be this way. Granted, the previous installments were pretty vague about the year, possibly setting on the early new 10s, but from the previews, the plot seems to take place a while after the Hope's Peak Arc, to the point of having There's a RidiculouslyHumanRobot and the Class Trial room, instead of a circle, is now composed of hovering glowing platforms that move around, not to mention the Gifted Inmates Academy seem to have been abandoned for along time, giving the impression a long time has passed.time.
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