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5th Dec '16 3:57:07 PM CharlesTheBold
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* ''Creator/JamesBlish'''s "Year 2018" (later incorporated in his ''Literature/CitiesInFlight'') : The Soviet Union still exists; McCarhyism 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; McCarhyism 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.
5th Dec '16 3:53:35 PM CharlesTheBold
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* ''Creator/JamesBlish'''s "Year 2018" (later incorporated in his ''Literature/CitiesInFlight'') : The Soviet Union still exists; McCarhyism 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.
1st Dec '16 7:32:56 AM HowlingSnail
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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 UsefulNotes/XBox360 and UsefulNotes/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 UsefulNotes/XBox360 and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 in North America, and the ''same day'' it was released in Europe. Later games simply had them be set around the time of release.
12th Nov '16 3:07:29 PM Arcana4th
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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.
11th Nov '16 2:13:25 AM Veanne
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* ''WebOriginal/LegendyPolskie'' are just that - fairy tales retold Twenty Minutes into the Future.
6th Nov '16 9:12:18 AM SAMAS
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* ''Film/BarbWire'' is set in a second US civil war in the year 2017.

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* ''Film/BarbWire'' is set in a second US civil war in the year 2017. [[spoiler: [[HarsherInHindsight Uh-oh...]]]]
6th Nov '16 9:05:18 AM SAMAS
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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]] while 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 Milennium and the New Tens, the issue seems to have become extreme Right-Wing distopias 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 [[/note]] while 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 Milennium and the New Tens, the issue seems to have become extreme Right-Wing distopias dystopias and/or endless American Interventionalism in the Middle East and Central Asia, occasionally spreading into South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia.
6th Nov '16 9:04:48 AM SAMAS
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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]] while 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 Milennium and the New Tens, the issue seems to have become extreme Right-Wing distopias and/or endless American Internationalism in the Middle East and Central Asia, occasionally spreading into South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia; TheWarOnTerror continually re-flaring up, or worse, never-ending.

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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]] while 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 Milennium and the New Tens, the issue seems to have become extreme Right-Wing distopias and/or endless American Internationalism Interventionalism in the Middle East and Central Asia, occasionally spreading into South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia; TheWarOnTerror continually re-flaring up, or worse, never-ending.Asia.
6th Nov '16 9:03:16 AM SAMAS
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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]] while the 1980s brought the notion that {{Mega Corp}}s and [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan]] 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]].

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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]] while the 1980s brought the notion that {{Mega Corp}}s and [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan]] 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]].
else]]. With the Turn of the Milennium and the New Tens, the issue seems to have become extreme Right-Wing distopias and/or endless American Internationalism in the Middle East and Central Asia, occasionally spreading into South America, Africa, or Southeast Asia; TheWarOnTerror continually re-flaring up, or worse, never-ending.
11th Oct '16 5:34:40 PM laserviking42
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* ''Film/SoylentGreen'' is set in 2022.

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* ''Film/SoylentGreen'' is set in 2022. However the causes of that particular dystopia, over population, over pollution and intense climate change are issues that are still relevant today, as opposed to its contemporaries fears of a nuclear holocaust.
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