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* ScienceMarchesOn: In the game, there are no planets orbiting Alpha Centauri B. In RealLife, a planet was discovered in a (very) close orbit around Alpha Centauri B in late 2012.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: Being rooted in [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard science]] while also trying to extrapolate future scientific developments meant that this was inevitable.
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In the game, there are no planets orbiting Alpha Centauri B. In RealLife, a planet was discovered in a (very) close orbit around Alpha Centauri B in late 2012.



** On a related note, supercolliders (such as the LHC in Europe) have been around for decades. Hardly anything groundbreaking about the concept, let alone anything major enough to refer to one such device as "The" supercollider.

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** On a related note, supercolliders (such as the LHC in Europe) have been around for decades. Hardly anything groundbreaking about the concept, let alone anything major enough to refer to one such device as "The" supercollider.supercollider.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It may be a ScienceFiction game about space colonization set in the 22nd century and beyond, but between ScienceMarchesOn (see above) and all the factions in the base game being based on some flavor of [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton-era]] American politics (see TheWarOnStraw on the YMMV page), it's very much the future by way of TheNineties. Even in the expansion, ''Alien Crossfire'', where the factions were more esoteric, the Data Angels have a distinctly '90s PostCyberpunk feel to them, with their radically democratic/anarchist hacker society and fervent belief that InformationWantsToBeFree.


** Furthermore, the Human Genome Project has long since been completed. And it was hardly 'secret.'

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** Furthermore, the Human Genome Project has long since been completed. And it was hardly 'secret.''
** On a related note, supercolliders (such as the LHC in Europe) have been around for decades. Hardly anything groundbreaking about the concept, let alone anything major enough to refer to one such device as "The" supercollider.


* FakeNationality: Impressively averted for the most part, contributing to the realism and immersion. Firaxis specifically sought out voice actors who were natives of the regions their characters are from. However, there is one example of playing this straight in the vanilla game: Morgan is identified as Namibian but is voiced by the African-American Regi Davis, born and raised in Baltimore.

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* FakeNationality: Impressively averted for the most part, contributing to the realism and immersion. Firaxis specifically sought out voice actors who were natives of the regions their characters are from. However, there is one example of playing this straight in the vanilla game: Morgan is identified as Namibian but is voiced by the African-American Regi Davis, born and raised in Baltimore.Baltimore.
* ScienceMarchesOn: In the game, there are no planets orbiting Alpha Centauri B. In RealLife, a planet was discovered in a (very) close orbit around Alpha Centauri B in late 2012.
** Furthermore, the Human Genome Project has long since been completed. And it was hardly 'secret.'

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* FakeNationality: Impressively averted for the most part, contributing to the realism and immersion. Firaxis specifically sought out voice actors who were natives of the regions their characters are from. However, there is one example of playing this straight in the vanilla game: Morgan is identified as Namibian but is voiced by the African-American Regi Davis, born and raised in Baltimore.

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