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12th Jun '16 6:44:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/PlasticMemories'' takes place in an undefined point in the future. Androids called "Giftia" are common place and technology is more advanced, yet their world otherwise looks like 2010s Japan. Zack is shown playing what is essentially UsefulNotes/NintendoGameBoy so it's likely not too far in the future (as a kid playing a 30 year old console is more common than playing a 60 year old one).

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* ''Anime/PlasticMemories'' takes place in an undefined point in the future. Androids called "Giftia" are common place and technology is more advanced, yet their world otherwise looks like 2010s Japan. Zack is shown playing what is essentially UsefulNotes/NintendoGameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy so it's likely not too far in the future (as a kid playing a 30 year old console is more common than playing a 60 year old one).
4th Jun '16 12:58:43 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' took place 'in the near future'. 3 hints to its time were given, yet they all contradict each other. The manual states "3 weeks into the future" while entries on the official website are dated 2013. As if that wasn't enough to throw you off, a DJ on the radio states "The millennium's a' commin'!". There wasn't much future technology to be seen, although a few examples exist - one of the weapons is an [[ShockAndAwe electric arc gun]] and one of the gangs is hinted to use {{Expendable Clone}}s as mooks.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' took place 'in the near future'. 3 hints to its time were given, yet they all contradict each other. The manual states "3 weeks into the future" while entries on the official website are dated 2013. As if that wasn't enough to throw you off, a DJ on the radio states "The millennium's a' commin'!". There wasn't much future technology to be seen, although a few examples exist - one of the weapons is an [[ShockAndAwe electric arc gun]] and one of the gangs is hinted to use {{Expendable Clone}}s as mooks.
28th May '16 12:35:54 AM Doug86
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* While events of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' take place in the 23rd century, the [[AllInTheManual manual]] mentions that advanced technology such as FasterThanLightTravel and AntiGravity were invented at the beginning of the 21st century. Better get on that quick.

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* While events of ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' take place in the 23rd century, the [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] mentions that advanced technology such as FasterThanLightTravel and AntiGravity were invented at the beginning of the 21st century. Better get on that quick.
26th May '16 7:13:48 AM Ozzie
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' took place 'in the near future'. 3 hints to it's time were given, yet they all contradict each other. The manual states "3 weeks into the future" while entries on the official website are dated 2013. As if that wasn't enough to throw you off, a DJ on the radio states "The millennium's a' commin'!". There wasn't much future technology to be seen, although a few examples exist - one of the weapons is an [[ShockAndAwe electric arc gun]] and one of the gangs is hinted to use {{Expendable Clone}}s as mooks.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' took place 'in the near future'. 3 hints to it's its time were given, yet they all contradict each other. The manual states "3 weeks into the future" while entries on the official website are dated 2013. As if that wasn't enough to throw you off, a DJ on the radio states "The millennium's a' commin'!". There wasn't much future technology to be seen, although a few examples exist - one of the weapons is an [[ShockAndAwe electric arc gun]] and one of the gangs is hinted to use {{Expendable Clone}}s as mooks.
26th May '16 7:11:46 AM Ozzie
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is set forty years into the future of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} (meaning it takes place during the 2040s or so), and by then New Gotham's a CyberPunk dystopia of human gene splicing, flying cars, {{Kill Sat}}s, [[{{Zeerust}} big, brick-like cell phones]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking night clubs that play]] [[CyberpunkIsTechno nothing but techno]].
** Oh and Bruce Wayne had retired 20 years before the events of the show, as shown in a prologue scene during the first episode. Aside from Bruce being older and wearing a new batsuit, hardly anything else looks any different from the 'modern' Gotham City during this sequence.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' is set forty fifty years into the future of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} (meaning it takes place during ([[ComicBookTime counting from whenever the 2040s or so), present presently is]]), and by then New Gotham's Neo-Gotham's a CyberPunk dystopia of human gene splicing, flying cars, {{Kill Sat}}s, [[{{Zeerust}} big, brick-like cell phones]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking night clubs that play]] [[CyberpunkIsTechno nothing but industrial techno]].
** Oh Oh, and Bruce Wayne had retired 20 years before the events of the show, as shown in a prologue scene during the first episode. Aside from Bruce being older and wearing a new batsuit, hardly anything else looks any different from the 'modern' Gotham City during this sequence.



** Granted, Timm and Dini said that the show takes place 50 years from now, whenever now is.



* Made fun of in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', episode 31 "Prehistoric Ice Man". The episode was about a man who had been frozen 32 months earlier who was thawed and supposedly had trouble adjusting to the 'future', so Dr. Mephisto locks him in an enclosure in his lab where everything is made to look like a permanent 1996 (the episode aired in '99), and the mid-1990s are spoken of as a strange, bygone era, with extremely specific things from '96 apparently having already been forgotten. In fact, in an in-universe example of RealityIsUnrealistic, it's everyone else who has trouble adjusting to ''him'', since none of them can understand what he's saying - even though he's speaking English too - because they assume that since he's an "ice man", he ''has'' to be speaking some primitive Neanderthal tongue. (Stan even gives him the name "Gorak.")

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* Made fun of in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode 31 31, "Prehistoric Ice Man". The episode was about a man who had been frozen 32 months earlier who was thawed and supposedly had trouble adjusting to the 'future', so Dr. Mephisto locks him in an enclosure in his lab where everything is made to look like a permanent 1996 (the episode aired in '99), and the mid-1990s are spoken of as a strange, bygone era, with extremely specific things from '96 apparently having already been forgotten. In fact, in an in-universe example of RealityIsUnrealistic, it's everyone else who has trouble adjusting to ''him'', since none of them can understand what he's saying - even though he's speaking English too - because they assume that since he's an "ice man", he ''has'' to be speaking some primitive Neanderthal tongue. (Stan even gives him the name "Gorak.")
26th May '16 7:02:42 AM Ozzie
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': In the not too distant future/NextSundayAD..."



* In the 1979 movie and subsequent TV series, ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'', the titular character, Buck begins his journey in 1987 in a deep space probe that was supposed to last a few months. Something goes wrong and he's frozen for 500 years. When he's awakened from his frozen state, he learns that a nuclear war has made most of Earth uninhabitable. The war took place in the early 1990s.

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* In the 1979 movie and subsequent TV series, series ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'', the titular character, Buck begins his journey in 1987 in a deep space probe that was supposed to last a few months. Something goes wrong and he's frozen for 500 years. When he's awakened from his frozen state, he learns that a nuclear war has made most of Earth uninhabitable. The war took place in the early 1990s.



* ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' has this when Ralph and Alice have an argument about why Ralph won't buy a TV set for her:
-->'''Ralph:''' You wanna know the reason why I won't buy you a set? Well, I'll tell you the reason. I'm waiting for 3D television, that's the reason!
-->'''Alice:''' Are you waiting for 3D refrigerators, too?
26th May '16 6:43:06 AM Ozzie
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Both ''Series/MaxHeadroom'', and ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', {{lampshade|Hanging}} the {{Zeerust}} problem by setting themselves explicitly "20 Minutes into the Future" and "Somewhere in the Twentieth Century," respectively (rather than identifying specific dates) and by [[SchizoTech mixing up production designs and costumes that would have been considered "futuristic"]] [[AnachronismStew in the '80s with random elements from previous decades]].

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Both ''Series/MaxHeadroom'', and ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' {{lampshade|Hanging}} the {{Zeerust}} problem by setting themselves explicitly "20 Minutes into the Future" and "Somewhere in the Twentieth Century," Century", respectively (rather than identifying specific dates) dates), and by [[SchizoTech mixing up production designs and costumes that would have been considered "futuristic"]] [[AnachronismStew in the '80s with random elements from previous decades]].



* A Nike Jordans commercial aired during the 2012 Olympics showed two preteens, one in China and the other in the U.S., watching the 2012 Olympics and being inspired to pursue careers in basketball because of it. It shows them training throughout grade school, playing each other in college sports, then being recruited for the 2029 NBA draft, then playing in the 2032 Olympics, which are apparently in Cairo. The technology gets increasingly high tech, showing whole building ads and futuristic [=TVs=] the take up whole walls.

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* A Nike Jordans commercial aired during the 2012 Olympics showed two preteens, one in China and the other in the U.S., watching the 2012 Olympics and being inspired to pursue careers in basketball because of it. It shows them training throughout grade school, playing each other in college sports, then being recruited for the 2029 NBA draft, then playing in the 2032 Olympics, which are apparently in Cairo. The technology gets increasingly high tech, showing whole building ads and futuristic [=TVs=] the that take up whole walls.



* ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' has its premise happen on Earth... who-knows-how-many-years AfterTheEnd, although the chapters that are flashbacks to how things were before the impact that doomed humanity definitely qualify as this. It overall seems to function just like "our" present of maybe TheNineties or early 2000s.

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* ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' has its premise happen on Earth... who-knows-how-many-years Who-knows-how-many-years AfterTheEnd, although the chapters that are flashbacks to how things were before the impact that doomed humanity definitely qualify as this. It overall seems to function just like "our" present of maybe TheNineties or early 2000s.



* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is set sometime in the 2020s. Considering that most of the series is set in a prison, we don't get to see too much of the outside world. They do seem to have holographic projectors and some advanced robotics, but that is about it in terms of new technology. Tokyo is seemingly recovering from a massive earthquake that occurred ten years previous, so it is a little {{crap|sackWorld}}py but from what little we see of the world, it is not too much different from to today.

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* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is set sometime in the 2020s. Considering that most of the series is set in a prison, we don't get to see too much of the outside world. They do seem to have holographic projectors and some advanced robotics, but that is about it in terms of new technology. Tokyo is seemingly recovering from a massive earthquake that occurred ten years previous, so it is a little {{crap|sackWorld}}py but but, from what little we see of the world, it is not too much different from to today.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' takes place in the recent future, proven by the fact that Tetsu Ushio was confirmed to be the same character as the one who appeared in the original series, only a few decades older.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' takes place in the recent near future, proven by the fact that Tetsu Ushio was confirmed to be the same character as the one who appeared in the original series, only a few decades older.



* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is set in 2003 (2002 in the original). Since the show was first premiered in 2000, the anime was set 3 (4) years into the future. ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' also plays with the trope, but is set in 200X.
** Actually while the Japanese version gave specific dates the dub never said what year Anime/DigimonAdventure or Anime/DigimonAdventure02 take place. For all we know season 2 in the dub took place in 2000 and the first season was retconned into taking place in 1996.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is set in 2003 (2002 2002 in the original). original. Since the show was first premiered in 2000, the anime was set 3 (4) 2 years into the future. ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' also plays with the trope, but is set in 200X.
** Actually while the Japanese version gave specific dates the dub never said what year Anime/DigimonAdventure or Anime/DigimonAdventure02 take place. For all we know season 2 in the dub took place in 2000 and the first season was retconned into taking place in 1996.
200X.
25th May '16 7:56:36 PM Necrodomo
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* Laurentia from [[NexusWar Nexus Clash]] has all the hallmarks of this trope. That said, thanks to the EternalRecurrence that drives the series, [[spoiler:it's not actually Earth]].
22nd May '16 10:03:13 PM damus2300
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* ''Film/DoubleDragon'' is set in a WretchedHive in the year 2007.
* ''Film/BarbWire'' is set in a second US civil war in the year 2017.
* ''Film/SoylentGreen'' is set in 2022.
12th May '16 9:17:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[PlayStation3 Kevin Butler of Sony]] greets the people of March 2010 from the "crazy" future of November 2010. Aside from declaring the success of the Playstation Move, he says that people drink their food through straws, and Kansas City won the World Series.[[note]]Non-Americans and Americans who don't care about baseball - the Kansas City Royals were at the time notoriously mediocre and had been for at least two decades. Sony was being facetious, they didn't have a chance... though it should be noted they ''did'' play in the World Series (though they didn't win) four years later.[[/note]]

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* [[PlayStation3 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 Kevin Butler of Sony]] greets the people of March 2010 from the "crazy" future of November 2010. Aside from declaring the success of the Playstation Move, he says that people drink their food through straws, and Kansas City won the World Series.[[note]]Non-Americans and Americans who don't care about baseball - the Kansas City Royals were at the time notoriously mediocre and had been for at least two decades. Sony was being facetious, they didn't have a chance... though it should be noted they ''did'' play in the World Series (though they didn't win) four years later.[[/note]]



* The FramingDevice storyline in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, first released in 2007, take place over the period of a few months in 2012. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' takes this trope to [[UpToEleven its logical extreme]]: Desmond's storyline starts on October 31st 2012, ''one day'' after the game's initial release on XBox360 and PlayStation3 in North America, and the ''same day'' it was released in Europe.

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* The FramingDevice storyline in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, first released in 2007, take place over the period of a few months in 2012. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' takes this trope to [[UpToEleven its logical extreme]]: Desmond's storyline starts on October 31st 2012, ''one day'' after the game's initial release on XBox360 UsefulNotes/XBox360 and PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 in North America, and the ''same day'' it was released in Europe.
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