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* In ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'', the rather messy dating of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series is avoided by the use of 200X, typically on the cover of "The American Journal of Inaccurate Genetics", or just plain covered up, like [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=121 this.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'', the rather messy dating of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series is avoided by the use of 200X, typically on the cover of "The American Journal of Inaccurate Genetics", or just plain covered up, like [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=121 this.]]


* ''Film/BarbWire'' is set in a second US civil war in the year 2017. [[spoiler: [[HarsherInHindsight Uh-oh...]]]]

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* ''Film/BarbWire'' is set in a second US civil war in the year 2017. [[spoiler: [[HarsherInHindsight Uh-oh...]]]]



* ''Film/IntoTheForest'': The year is never mentioned, but the family's computer technology is a few years more advanced than the film's 2015 filming date.



* ''Literature/SnowCrash'' by Creator/NealStephenson was published in 1992, and for the timeline to work (Hiro and and Raven's fathers were WWII vets) the story would have to have occurred by sometime in the early 2000s. "The Diamond Age" seems to be set in the same universe, just a few decades after "Snow Crash".
** There are two words in ''Diamond Age'' that suggest [[spoiler:a character in common. The words? "Chiseled Spam"]]. Based on this, the events take place 50-70 years after ''Snow Crash''.

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* ''Literature/SnowCrash'' by Creator/NealStephenson was published in 1992, and for the timeline to work (Hiro and and Raven's fathers were WWII vets) the story would have to have occurred by sometime in the early 2000s. "The Diamond Age" seems to be set in the same universe, just a few decades after "Snow Crash".
** There are two words in ''Diamond Age'' that suggest [[spoiler:a character in common. The words? "Chiseled Spam"]]. Based on this, the events take place 50-70 years after ''Snow Crash''.



** A film adaptation of the novel was actually released in 1984, and won the Best British Film of the Year award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
** ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: Black Dossier'' put the book's events ''in'' 1948, allowing them to [[spoiler:show a fallen Oceania government ten years later]].

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** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' intro implied it took place in a close future, in which mankind was able to build space colonies with interstellar travel capacities. Next series, ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'', had a crossover which took place after ''Galaxy'' ending, and Earth technology could build Zords, so it was reasonable to assume it took place in the future. However, it was retconned as happening in current time due to crossover with Time Force (which took place in 2001 despite Rangers coming ''from'' the future)


* Technology in the world of ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' is a bit more advanced than our own; hologram projectors are small and cheap enough to be handed out with magazines à la CD-ROM demos. In an omake, Mount Lady mentions 8K television.[[note]]The most powerful [=TVs=] today only have a 4K resolution.[[/note]]

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* Technology in the world of ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' is a bit more advanced than our own; hologram projectors are small and cheap enough to be handed out with magazines à la CD-ROM demos. In an omake, Mount Lady mentions 8K television.[[note]]The most powerful [[note]]While 8K cameras and computer monitors are available right now, it is speculated that 8K [=TVs=] today only have a 4K resolution.won't be mainstream before 2023 at the earliest.[[/note]]


* ''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.

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* ''Film/RoboCop'' ''Franchise/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.

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** "{{Literature/Trends}}": John Harman complains about the technology in 1973 not being far enough in advance of the technology of 1923 (the story was published in 1939). He's preparing to set off in the first manned rocketship, to the consternation of religious fundamentalists who believe that [[EvilLuddite humankind was meant to stay on Earth]].


* The first four ''VideoGame/DotHack'' games take place in 2010, with a virus having wiped out all computers except for the Altmit OS in 2005. The next three games take place in 2017.

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* The first four ''VideoGame/DotHack'' ''Franchise/DotHack'' games take place in 2010, with a virus having wiped out all computers except for the Altmit OS in 2005. The next three games take place in 2017.

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* ''Manga/TheComiq'' was written in 2018 and takes place in 2025.

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** "{{Literature/Runaround}}": Published in 1942, this story takes place in 2015, with ubiquitous robots and interplanetary space travel.

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** ''Literature/AllTheTroublesOfTheWorld'': Earth looks very different from present-day, with the [[MasterComputer superintelligent Multivac]] guiding humanity on both a personal level and on a society-level scale. Instead of internet cafes, there are booths for connecting to Multivac and getting answers to any question you would like, from the trivial to the personal.


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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.

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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 [=CDs=] being the norm, and sensationalistic news.


* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' averts this by using contemporary technology (such as interactive whiteboards and digital picture frames), although fans who aren't familiar with the technology have mistaken it for this trope (WordOfGod is that it takes place in 2011, the same year it was released). The only exception may or may not be Sayaka's {{MP3}} player which can also snap open and play conventional UsefulNotes/{{Compact Disc}}s.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' averts this by using contemporary technology (such as interactive whiteboards and digital picture frames), although fans who aren't familiar with the technology have mistaken it for this trope (WordOfGod is that it takes place in 2011, the same year it was released). The only exception may or may not be Sayaka's {{MP3}} UsefulNotes/{{MP3}} player which can also snap open and play conventional UsefulNotes/{{Compact Disc}}s.


* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', made in 1988 and set in 1998. "This story is a work of fiction -- but in ten years, who knows?"

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* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'', made in 1988 and set in 1998. Not much has changed besides mechas being commonly used for mundane tasks. "This story is a work of fiction -- but in ten years, who knows?"


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* The short ''[[Anime/{{Memories}} Magnetic Rose]]'' takes place in 2092. It's a plot point that Eva was alive decades ago during the early-to-mid 2000s (with the characters noting they've never met anyone alive during the 2000s). It takes place in space, however not much seems to have changed on Earth. Fashion is similar to the 1990s and much of the technology seems similar, however holograms exist, technology has advanced a fair sum, and space travel has improved.





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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' begins with a nuclear explosion in 1988 that sets off World War III. (In fact, the date of the explosion given in the movie -- 1988.07.16 -- was the date the movie premièred.)

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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' begins with a nuclear explosion ''Manhua/SchoolShock'' is set in 1988 that sets off World War III. (In fact, the date 2017. The science fiction focuses on nanomachines, single person aviation, cyborgs and a little bit of the explosion given in the movie -- 1988.07.16 -- was the date the movie premièred.)BrainInAJar tech.



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* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' begins with a nuclear explosion in 1988 that sets off World War III. (In fact, the date of the explosion given in the movie -- 1988.07.16 -- was the date the movie premièred.)
* ''Disney/BigHero6'' provides the page image, and according to a sign detailing the 95th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge takes place sometime around 2032. San Fransokyo is shown being rife with massive turbine kites, highly advanced robotics (of which even Baymax stands out in comparison) to the point where illegal botfighting tournaments are commonplace and even [[spoiler:partially functioning wormhole technology]].
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* ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' predicts the grim voodoo gangs of 1997 Los Angeles.
** For the most part, the movie's future setting ages well, with the exception of the voodoo gangs and the heavily modified guns the police carry. No flying cars or bizarre mainstream fashions, though fedoras seem to have come back.

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* ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'' ''Film/Predator2'' predicts the grim voodoo gangs of 1997 Los Angeles.
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Angeles.For the most part, the movie's future setting ages well, with the exception of the voodoo gangs and the heavily modified guns the police carry. No flying cars or bizarre mainstream fashions, though fedoras seem to have come back.



* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the only futuristic technology seems to be the technology to enter another person's dreamscape, but that is only used by a small number of people, and used ''constructively'' by a ''very'' small number of people. We get a brief glimpse of an "opium cave" where people go to have shared dreams in Mombasa - this pretty strongly implies that it's illegal, and if it is, it probably has a fair deal of recreational use in the Western world, as well.

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* In ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the only futuristic technology seems to be the technology to enter another person's dreamscape, but that is only used by a small number of people, and used ''constructively'' by a ''very'' small number of people. We get a brief glimpse of an "opium cave" where people go to have shared dreams in Mombasa - -- this pretty strongly implies that it's illegal, and if it is, it probably has a fair deal of recreational use in the Western world, as well.



* ''Disney/BigHero6'' provides the page image, and according to a sign detailing the 95th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge takes place sometime around 2032. San Fransokyo is shown being rife with massive turbine kites, highly advanced robotics (of which even Baymax stands out in comparison) to the point where illegal botfighting tournaments are commonplace and even [[spoiler:partially functioning wormhole technology]].



* ''Film/SoylentGreen'' is set in 2022. However, the causes of that particular dystopia--overpopulation, pollution and intense climate change--are issues that are still relevant today.

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* ''Film/SoylentGreen'' is set in 2022. However, the causes of that particular dystopia--overpopulation, dystopia -- overpopulation, pollution and intense climate change--are change -- are issues that are still relevant today.



** ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: Black Dossier'' put the book's events ''in'' 1948, allowing them to [[spoiler:show a fallen Oceania government ten years later]].

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** ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: Black Dossier'' put the book's events ''in'' 1948, allowing them to [[spoiler:show a fallen Oceania government ten years later]].



** ''{{Literature/Franchise}}'': The introduction of Multivac is really the only bit of technology added to 1950s culture/technology. The story is about Multivac being used to "streamline" elections by asking one citizen their opinions on current economics and extrapolating how the population would vote from that.

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** ''{{Literature/Franchise}}'': ''Literature/{{Franchise}}'': The introduction of Multivac is really the only bit of technology added to 1950s culture/technology. The story is about Multivac being used to "streamline" elections by asking one citizen their opinions on current economics and extrapolating how the population would vote from that.



** Note that many of the stories explicitly set in the 1990s and the 21st century aren't really Twenty Minutes Into the Future; they're really distant-future stories dated by a writer who didn't realize that the year 2000 really wasn't all that far off. However, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]] and subsequent UNIT stories were always intended to be set just a few years in the future. This was ignored in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead "Mawdryn Undead"]], but by UNIT's final classic-series appearance in [[REcap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], the setting was clearly re-established as the very-near future. The issue of "UNIT dating" (when exactly the UNIT stories take place, since there's a bucketload of contradictory evidence) is a notorious ContinuitySnarl, leading to much debate among fans (although this is generational to a degree, it's very rare to meet a fan nowadays who argues that the 1970s UNIT stories were set later than broadcast date who isn't old enough to have watched them when they were first broadcast), has been parodied a number of times in the ExpandedUniverse and gets its own [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIT_dating_controversy Wikipedia entry]] (it also got {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the books and the New Series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]] by having Sarah Jane and the Doctor respectively say they "used to work for UNIT in the Seventies, or was it the Eighties?").

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** Note that many of the stories explicitly set in the 1990s and the 21st century aren't really Twenty Minutes Into into the Future; they're really distant-future stories dated by a writer who didn't realize that the year 2000 really wasn't all that far off. However, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]" and subsequent UNIT stories were always intended to be set just a few years in the future. This was ignored in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead "Mawdryn Undead"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead Mawdryn Undead]]", but by UNIT's final classic-series appearance in [[REcap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "Battlefield"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", the setting was clearly re-established as the very-near future. The issue of "UNIT dating" (when exactly the UNIT stories take place, since there's a bucketload of contradictory evidence) is a notorious ContinuitySnarl, leading to much debate among fans (although this is generational to a degree, it's very rare to meet a fan nowadays who argues that the 1970s UNIT stories were set later than broadcast date who isn't old enough to have watched them when they were first broadcast), has been parodied a number of times in the ExpandedUniverse and gets its own [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNIT_dating_controversy Wikipedia entry]] (it also got {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the books and the New Series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem The Sontaran Stratagem"]] Stratagem]]" by having Sarah Jane and the Doctor respectively say they "used to work for UNIT in the Seventies, or was it the Eighties?").



** The Second Doctor's companion Zoe comes from the 21st century, but few dates are given for her era... until in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]] (aired in 1968), she is familiar with a cartoon character from the year 2000, implying that she's from a few years past that time at most. Or that she's a comics geek, which wouldn't be out of character for her.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet "The Tenth Planet"]] (1966) was set in the futuristic age of 1986, and features the discovery of Earth's twin planet of Mondas, which begins to siphon off Earth's energy. Come 1985, and the show's still running the story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen "Attack of the Cybermen"]] sees the Sixth Doctor heading off the titular attack before it affects the Mondas attack...
** 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]] 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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** The Second Doctor's companion Zoe comes from the 21st century, but few dates are given for her era... until in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber"]] Robber]]" (aired in 1968), she is familiar with a cartoon character from the year 2000, implying that she's from a few years past that time at most. Or that she's a comics geek, which wouldn't be out of character for her.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet The Tenth Planet"]] Planet]]" (1966) was set in the futuristic age of 1986, and features the discovery of Earth's twin planet of Mondas, which begins to siphon off Earth's energy. Come 1985, and the show's still running -- the story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen "Attack "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen"]] Cybermen]]" sees the Sixth Doctor heading off the titular attack before it affects the Mondas attack...
** All episodes set in the present day from 2005's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon "Aliens "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Aliens of London"]] London]]" to 2008's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]", inclusive, take place a year after the airing date. [[note]]2007's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]] "[[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]] 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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* ''Manhua/SchoolShock'' is set in 2017. The science fiction focuses on nanomachines, single person aviation, cyborgs and a little bit of BrainInAJar tech.
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* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', while officially set in whatever the current year happened to be, was actually this. The technology, social mores, and general feel of the setting were never really matched with RealLife.
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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' seems to be this way. 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 a long time.



* In ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', the [[AfterTheEnd Catastrophe]] (an event which results in [[DepopulationBomb the deaths of 80% of the Eurasian population]]) occurs on June 6, 1991 in the Japanese versions (the first versions of the game were released for Japanese computers in 1988). Changed to 1996 (convenient due to the presence of a [[FauxSymbolism third 6 in its date]]) in the English Sega CD version released in 1994.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}},'' the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' originally released in 1994, states that mankind's first fully functional space colony would be launched in 2010.



* ''VisualNovel/{{Remember 11}}'' takes place in January 2011 and mentions the existence of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) VI, used in the field of psychology to classify and describe the symptoms of disorders; as of fall 2010, they're still saying the DSM-V won't be published until 2013.
** Similarly, ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' is set in 2017 [[spoiler:and 2034]].
* Both ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' and ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'' take place in the near future; the backstory of ''The Conduit'' even includes a second terrorist attack in the United States on [[TheWarOnTerror September 11]].

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Remember 11}}'' takes place in January 2011 and mentions the existence of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) VI, used in the field of psychology to classify and describe the symptoms of disorders; as of fall 2010, they're still saying the DSM-V won't be published until 2013.
** Similarly, ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' is set in 2017 [[spoiler:and 2034]].
* Both ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' and ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Conduit2'' take place in the near future; the backstory of ''The Conduit'' even includes a second terrorist attack in the United States on [[TheWarOnTerror September 11]].



* The ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series is set in 2027, through to 2074. A lot of the technology is considered a standard affair by the characters (such as a freezing fire extinguisher and holograms), while others surprise even them, like the extraordinarily life robots and the ADAM machine. [[spoiler:In the case of the ''VirtuesLastReward'' cast, this is due to most of them not realizing it's currently 2074.]]



* ''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 that household robots are commercially available.



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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' seems to be this way. 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 a long time.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', the [[AfterTheEnd Catastrophe]] (an event which results in [[DepopulationBomb the deaths of 80% of the Eurasian population]]) occurs on June 6, 1991 in the Japanese versions (the first versions of the game were released for Japanese computers in 1988). Changed to 1996 (convenient due to the presence of a [[FauxSymbolism third 6 in its date]]) in the English Sega CD version released in 1994.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}},'' the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' originally released in 1994, states that mankind's first fully functional space colony would be launched in 2010.
* ''VisualNovel/Remember11'' takes place in January 2011 and mentions the existence of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) VI, used in the field of psychology to classify and describe the symptoms of disorders; as of fall 2010, they're still saying the DSM-V won't be published until 2013.
* Similarly, ''VisualNovel/Ever17'' is set in 2017 [[spoiler:and 2034]].
* The ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series is set in 2027, through to 2074. A lot of the technology is considered a standard affair by the characters (such as a freezing fire extinguisher and holograms), while others surprise even them, like the extraordinarily life robots and the ADAM machine. [[spoiler:In the case of the ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' cast, this is due to most of them not realizing it's currently 2074.]]
* ''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 that household robots are commercially available.
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* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', while officially set in whatever the current year happened to be, was actually this. The technology, social mores, and general feel of the setting were never really matched with RealLife.
* ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras The Chronicles of Taras: Red Dementia]]'' is dated as being in the year 2009. But you wouldn't know it from the Volcanic Deserts, PostApocalyptic Ruined Buildings and hyper-advanced BioPunk and DieselPunk technologies drifting around..........

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* The ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', while officially set in whatever the current year happened to be, was actually this. The technology, social mores, and general feel of the setting were never really matched with RealLife.
* ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras The Chronicles of Taras: Red Dementia]]'' is dated as being in the year 2009. But you wouldn't know it from the Volcanic Deserts, PostApocalyptic Ruined Buildings and hyper-advanced BioPunk and DieselPunk technologies drifting around..........around....



* ''WebOriginal/LegendyPolskie'' are just that - fairy tales retold Twenty Minutes into the Future.



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* ''WebVideo/LegendyPolskie'' are just that -- fairy tales retold Twenty Minutes into the Future.
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* The setting of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}''. The show it parodies, ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2020}}'', arguably suffered worse from the trope because it took itself seriously.

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* The setting of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}''.''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021''. The show it parodies, ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2020}}'', arguably suffered worse from the trope because it took itself seriously.

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