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18th Jun '17 4:39:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' was released in 1995. [[AccidentallyAccurate It correctly predicted the year of Deng Xiaoping's death]].

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* ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' was released in 1995. [[AccidentallyAccurate [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting It correctly predicted the year of Deng Xiaoping's death]].
28th May '17 4:36:24 PM FF32
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* While the plotline of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' begins in late October of 2017, the game was released in February 2017.
25th May '17 6:52:45 PM PaulA
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* ''Creator/JamesBlish'''s "Year 2018" (later incorporated in his ''Literature/CitiesInFlight'') : The Soviet Union still exists; McCarthyism has become permanent and has turned the US into an Orwellian police state. There is a political dynasty that always wins. The US has colonies on Jupiter's moons but one of the characters complains how SLOWLY space exploration is progressing. The only remaining religious group is Evangelicals (not accurate in 2016 but it does fit the way the media tends to cover religion). The fact that a powerful Senator is from Alaska is considered a novelty.

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* ''Creator/JamesBlish'''s "Year 2018" (later incorporated in his ''Literature/CitiesInFlight'') : The Soviet Union still exists; McCarthyism [[UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy McCarthyism]] has become permanent and has turned the US into an Orwellian police state. There is a political dynasty that always wins. The US has colonies on Jupiter's moons but one of the characters complains how SLOWLY space exploration is progressing. The only remaining religious group is Evangelicals (not accurate in 2016 but it does fit the way the media tends to cover religion). The fact that a powerful Senator is from Alaska is considered a novelty.
20th May '17 12:13:04 PM nowaymanguy
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' with the main series. The first game which was released first in 2001 in Japan and 2005 everywhere else takes place in 2016. With the [[VisuaNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney fourth game]] there was a seven year leap from 2019 to 2026, and now the latest game, [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit of Justice]] takes place in 2028. Generally the technology in the early games fitted that of the time of the game's release, however the last few games have begun implementing bits and pieces of casual futuristic technology. This includes holograms, robots with pretty advanced A.I, and computer programs that can replicate investigations. Certain out of game material also seems to suggest thathousehold robots are commercially available.
3rd May '17 1:00:07 PM Kadorhal
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* Subverted with ''Anime/CodeGeass''. The series begins in the the late 2010s a.t.b. but began in 2006. In reality though, due to the fact the series uses an alternate calender, it's actually ''TwentyMinutesIntoThePast''. The series takes place in the 1950s according to our calendar.

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* Subverted with ''Anime/CodeGeass''. The series begins in the the late 2010s a.t.b. 2010s, but began in 2006. In reality though, due to the fact the series uses an alternate calender, AlternativeCalendar ("Ascension Throne Britannia") with a noticeably different starting date than our calendar, meaning it's actually ''TwentyMinutesIntoThePast''. The ''TwentyMinutesIntoThePast'' - the series takes place in the 1950s according to our calendar.what would normally be TheSixties.
27th Apr '17 5:36:19 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The series seems to be set not very far off, with the flashbacks in what's appearently present day. Tinder, Ubers and Craigslist are mentioned.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The series seems to be set not very far off, with the flashbacks in what's appearently apparently present day. Tinder, Ubers and Craigslist are mentioned.
27th Apr '17 4:57:53 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The series seems to be set not very far off, with the flashbacks in what's appearently present day. Tinder, Ubers and Craigslist are mentioned.
27th Apr '17 10:46:08 AM FF32
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' games are often set 20 minutes into the future.
23rd Apr '17 9:29:52 PM jforster
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* ''Film/XMen1'' is set in "the near future", with its [[Film/X2XMenUnited two]] [[Film/XMenTheLastStand sequels]] following after that. Its prequel, ''[[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine Wolverine]]'', is set about 20 years earlier (since Scott Summers is a teenager), setting it sometime between TheSixties and TheEighties. The climactic scene, set at [[spoiler: Three Mile Island]], would seem to imply it's set in 1979, if [[spoiler:Deadpool slicing one of the cooling towers to pieces with his eye-beams]] is assumed to be analogous to the real-world event that occurred in that year.

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* ''Film/XMen1'' is set in "the near not-too-distant future", with its [[Film/X2XMenUnited two]] [[Film/XMenTheLastStand sequels]] following after that. Its prequel, ''[[Film/XMenOriginsWolverine Wolverine]]'', is set about 20 years earlier (since Scott Summers is a teenager), setting it sometime between TheSixties and TheEighties. The climactic scene, set at [[spoiler: Three Mile Island]], would seem to imply it's set in 1979, if [[spoiler:Deadpool slicing one of the cooling towers to pieces with his eye-beams]] is assumed to be analogous to the real-world event that occurred in that year.
16th Apr '17 1:03:35 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/NigelKneale's 1979 novelisation of the final ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}'' story is set in a dystopian future UK plagued by social breakdown, fuel and food shortages and heavily-armed street gangs. The Soviet Union still exists and it vies with the US to spend billions on useless space projects. No date is given but clues in the text indicate that it is happening in 1990. Ironically, it turned out to be at least partially TruthInTelevision, as the Soviet Union ''did'' still exist in 1990, not having been broken until around 1991 Christmas. And the late Eighties ''were'' the scene of a last spat in the SpaceRace. Social breakdown in the UK not so much.

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* Creator/NigelKneale's 1979 novelisation of the final ''Franchise/{{Quatermass}}'' story is set in a dystopian future UK plagued by social breakdown, fuel and food shortages and heavily-armed street gangs. The Soviet Union still exists and it vies with the US to spend billions on useless space projects. No date is given but clues in the text indicate that it is happening in 1990. Ironically, it turned out to be at least partially TruthInTelevision, as the Soviet Union ''did'' still exist in 1990, not having been broken until around 1991 Christmas. And the late Eighties ''were'' the scene of a last spat in the SpaceRace.UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace. Social breakdown in the UK not so much.
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