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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.

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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 that household robots are commercially available.


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* ''VideoGame/TheSpectrumRetreat'' takes place sometime in 2020s, though the exact date is hard to determine, as the protagonist is stuck in [[spoiler:a full-immersion VR system that has apparently become extremely popular at the time]].


** The heroes of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' hail from the year 3000. Most of the action takes place in 2001, though (the present day at the time of airing), so it's hard to say how advanced (or not) society is by then. At the very least, aliens are common, there are flying cars, and it's mentioned that junk food has been outlawed. Oh, and DesignerBabies are normal, with mutant failures bearing the brunt of FantasticRacism.

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** The heroes of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' hail from the year 3000.3001. Most of the action takes place in 2001, though (the present day at the time of airing), so it's hard to say how advanced (or not) society is by then. At the very least, aliens are common, there are flying cars, and it's mentioned that junk food has been outlawed. Oh, and DesignerBabies are normal, with mutant failures bearing the brunt of FantasticRacism.

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* Made in 1978, but set in 2050, ''Series/ComeBackMrsNoah'' mostly portrayed its 'futuristic' status via the existence of gadgets such as the instantly boiling atomic kettle.

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* ''Series/LostInSpace2018'': The series is set "30 years in the future", from an unspecified baseline that is most likely the show's release year (2018). The major difference is part of the show's premise: a meteor impact has caused serious environmental damage. Human society looks pretty similar but we have some cool computer tech and, of course, spaceships that can travel to Alpha Centauri.


* ''Film/DaphneAndVelma'' a prequel to the Franchise/ScoobyDoo franchise, was released in 2018 and is supposedly set in the present day, however it features technology such as holographic personal computer screens and edible food-producing 3D printers that is in advance of real-world 2018 technology.

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* ''Film/DaphneAndVelma'' ''Film/DaphneAndVelma'', a prequel to the Franchise/ScoobyDoo franchise, was released in 2018 and is supposedly set in the present day, however day; however, it features technology such as holographic personal computer screens and edible food-producing 3D printers that is in advance of far more advanced than real-world 2018 technology.


* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': far enough in the future to launch an interstellar mission, close enough to the present for farms and pick-up trucks to look twentieth-century.

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' takes place far enough in into the future for there to be the launch of an interstellar mission, yet close enough to the present for farms and pick-up trucks to look twentieth-century.


** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In the Forest of the Night]]", broadcast in 2014, included dialogue specifically dating it as taking place in 2016. As a result, all modern day Earth episodes that followed took place at least two years after their broadcast date. This, however, led to a ContinuitySnarl in the spinoff series ''Series/Class2016'', which is set in the year 2016, after the the [[spoiler: death]] of companion Clara Oswald, which based on the dating established by the 2014 episode did not occur until at least 2017, if not later.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In the Forest of the Night]]", broadcast in 2014, included dialogue specifically dating it as taking place in 2016. As a result, all modern day modern-day Earth episodes featuring companion Clara Oswald that followed (at least up until her departure in 2015) took place at least two years after their broadcast date. This, however, led to a ContinuitySnarl in the spinoff series ''Series/Class2016'', which is set in the year 2016, after the the [[spoiler: death]] of companion Clara Oswald, Clara, which based on the dating established by the 2014 episode episode, did not occur until at least 2017, if not later.


** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In the Forest of the Night]]", broadcast in 2014, included dialogue specifically dating it as taking place in 2016. As a result, all modern day Earth episodes that followed took place at least two years after their broadcast date. This, however, led to a ContinuitySnarl in the spinoff series ''Series/Class2006'', which is set in the year 2016, after the the [[spoiler: death]] of companion Clara Oswald, which based on the dating established by the 2014 episode did not occur until at least 2017, if not later.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In the Forest of the Night]]", broadcast in 2014, included dialogue specifically dating it as taking place in 2016. As a result, all modern day Earth episodes that followed took place at least two years after their broadcast date. This, however, led to a ContinuitySnarl in the spinoff series ''Series/Class2006'', ''Series/Class2016'', which is set in the year 2016, after the the [[spoiler: death]] of companion Clara Oswald, which based on the dating established by the 2014 episode did not occur until at least 2017, if not later.


** All episodes set in the present day from 2005's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]] to 2008's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]], inclusive, take place a year after the airing date. [[note]]2007's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]] is a tiny exception to the rule, because the Doctor's only present-day appearance in that episode was after a one-year TimeSkip from a linear, subjective viewpoint. This means that "Blink" ''started'' in the year it aired but ''finished'' at the normal one-year-ahead point.[[/note]]

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** All episodes set in the present day from 2005's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens of London"]] to 2008's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]], inclusive, take place a year after the airing date. [[note]]2007's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]] is a tiny exception to the rule, because the Doctor's only present-day appearance in that episode was after a one-year TimeSkip from a linear, subjective viewpoint. This means that "Blink" ''started'' in the year it aired but ''finished'' at the normal one-year-ahead point.[[/note]][[/note]] This was due to "Aliens of London" being explicitly set a year after the first episode of the 2005 season. Thanks to the series taking a "gap year" in which only a handful of specials were aired, the series was able to align with present-day by the time the Tenth Doctor handed off to the Eleventh Doctor.


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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In the Forest of the Night]]", broadcast in 2014, included dialogue specifically dating it as taking place in 2016. As a result, all modern day Earth episodes that followed took place at least two years after their broadcast date. This, however, led to a ContinuitySnarl in the spinoff series ''Series/Class2006'', which is set in the year 2016, after the the [[spoiler: death]] of companion Clara Oswald, which based on the dating established by the 2014 episode did not occur until at least 2017, if not later.

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* ''Film/DaphneAndVelma'' a prequel to the Franchise/ScoobyDoo franchise, was released in 2018 and is supposedly set in the present day, however it features technology such as holographic personal computer screens and edible food-producing 3D printers that is in advance of real-world 2018 technology.


[[caption-width-right:350:Cars, subways, pedestrians, and [[OneOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOthers robots]] -- a typical city scene.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Cars, subways, pedestrians, and [[OneOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOthers [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers robots]] -- a typical city scene.]]

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* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series started off presumably taking place in the "present day" relative to publication and [[WebcomicTime eventually drifted]] into the recent past, such that the final book's FlashForward to a few years later takes place in 2002, just one year after the book's publication date of May 2001. It actually describes the world of 2002 far better than it has any right to, noting that the reveal that aliens exist [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror has led to an increase in terrorism, especially religiously motivated terrorism.]]
** Earlier in the series, however, a BadFuture episode has the World Trade Center as the only piece of the New York City skyline still standing.

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* ''Anime/YokaiWatchShadowside'' takes place 30 years after the original ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' anime (which ended in 2017). Not much is different in the 2040s.


* The old Extraterrorestrial Alien Encounter attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] was set in a future where unscrupulous MegaCorp organizations span across entire solar systems. It was slightly tongue in cheek, but a large departure from the tone of everything else in the park.

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* The old Extraterrorestrial Alien Encounter ''Ride/ExtraTERRORestrialAlienEncounter'' attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] was set in a future where unscrupulous MegaCorp organizations span across entire solar systems. It was slightly tongue in cheek, but a large departure from the tone of everything else in the park.

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* Most entries of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' are set in this period, with things like colonization of the Moon or Mars being mentioned often, spaceflight being done regularly by pilots, and ray guns being the weapon of choice against the MonsterOfTheWeek, while everything else looks as it was in the years the show was produced in.

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