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Books and Movies that take place in the future cannot be confirmed as fiction until their respective dates pass, amirite?

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I think future fiction is fiction until proven true.

Some-Noname-idks avatar Some-Noname-idk Yeah You Are +9Reply

Unless we prove an infinite multiverse exists, we can still consider it all fiction since nothing would happen exactly like in a book or movie.

History books cannot be confirmed as a history because we can never know 100% what actually happened.

False: Idiocracy is a documentary.

@potatobunny False: Idiocracy is a documentary.

And if they have a multiverse there is still hope (at least hope for the optimistic ones) for a similar future without having to be bound to that exact timeline

JimKBs avatar JimKB Yeah You Are +1Reply

Same with those that take place on another galaxy, such as star wars.

Frequently, books and movies set in the future will have, As part of their past, events that have already failed to occur during our present or our past.

Caves of Steel by Asiimov comes to mind

Fiction means someone invented it

I feel like by this logic anything written in the present cannot be confirmed as fiction unless you can prove that it didn't actually happen.

Fiction is fiction, unless it's written as an accurate account of the past and labeled as non-fiction then it's fiction. Even if it's a story written about characters that actually existed from the past, set in the correct time and place. If the plot is made up of events that didn't happen then it's fiction.

Achilles982s avatar Achilles982 Yeah You Are +5Reply

"Makes book based in 2100 that has zombies taking over space x and going to other universes with space x's vast technology to inhabit of worlds"

Nickyikkys avatar Nickyikky Yeah You Are +5Reply

That's why its called speculative fiction, you genius.

I agree 1984 is becoming a non fiction book.

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +4Reply

Hahaha this is so smart but so stupid 😭😂

Future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk

Sad thing is most futuristic movies couldn't even predict anything like a smartphone (Not mobile phone). That's why they must be considered as fiction

Pheniz21s avatar Pheniz21 Yeah You Are +4Reply

Depends on the backstory. Star Trek is already confirmed as fiction, because the Eugenic Wars didn't happen.

lazar94s avatar lazar94 Yeah You Are +4Reply

I'll have what he's having

To quote one of the most underrated shows, Futurama: You can't prove it won't happen

Tldfonats avatar Tldfonat Yeah You Are +3Reply

What

Boknows12s avatar Boknows12 Yeah You Are +3Reply

A prophecy is fictional until it is not.

For sure

-avoidingwork-s avatar -avoidingwork- Yeah You Are +3Reply

That gave me a brain shiver.

Sword art online 😭

freq432s avatar freq432 Yeah You Are +3Reply

That's why science fiction is popular

SnooStoriess avatar SnooStories Yeah You Are +3Reply

Nope. Fiction until proven real. Otherwise you can't have atheism. And that's not ok for some of these folks. Lol

Shiny244s avatar Shiny244 Yeah You Are +3Reply

Actually, they cannot be considered as anything BUT fiction until their respective dates pass, and their "predictions" about the future actually come true.

Orwell was considered a futorian until 1985.

Cheytuflyas avatar Cheytuflya Yeah You Are +2Reply

Unless they break the laws of physics

JimKBs avatar JimKB Yeah You Are +2Reply
@JimKB Unless they break the laws of physics

But the laws of physics are never entirely proven as true

@Tanmoykayesen But the laws of physics are never entirely proven as true

especially since some believe that different multiverses could possibly have different laws of physics.

@Tanmoykayesen But the laws of physics are never entirely proven as true

I'll take the 6 sigma 99.99999% accurate tests of the laws of physics as enough for my sakes lol

@JimKB Unless they break the laws of physics

According to The Three-Body Problem, physics doesn't exists because it's so inconsistent

lazar94s avatar lazar94 Yeah You Are +3Reply
@JimKB Unless they break the laws of physics

Only if the laws of physics broke on their own.

Heinerprahms avatar Heinerprahm Yeah You Are +3Reply

Sometimes the times it's disproved is funny. I was watching some old sci fi movie the other day, and it was like "it's the year 2005, and humanity has colonized Mars." So many science fiction movies are way overly optimistic about the pace of progress.

You could technically make a movie about santa resurrecting dinosaurs to take over mars in the year 3203 and call it non fiction. If they ask for proof pull out the innocent till proven guilty card

So this science fiction story I made up myself that takes place thousand years in the future is for now only classed as a science story?

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight....

Except they're works of fiction.

Sharags avatar Sharag Yeah You Are +2Reply

Yes I also believe everything I read.

Heinerprahms avatar Heinerprahm Yeah You Are +2Reply

Speculative fiction

synthsexuals avatar synthsexual Yeah You Are +2Reply

In this case, books and movies set in alternate universes cannot be proven fiction unless the infinite multiverse theory is proven false also

KilljoyXs avatar KilljoyX Yeah You Are +1Reply
@KilljoyX In this case, books and movies set in alternate universes cannot be proven fiction unless the infinite multiverse...

I mean, by infinite multiverse theory, you could even argue fiction set in our universe may actually be non-fiction from another universe.

JimKBs avatar JimKB Yeah You Are +2Reply
@KilljoyX In this case, books and movies set in alternate universes cannot be proven fiction unless the infinite multiverse...

Yes, if there are infinite multiverses there will be one where each work of fiction is real and actually happening. If it's infinite literally everything happens somewhere.

jodzdzownicas avatar jodzdzownica Yeah You Are +2Reply
@jodzdzownica Yes, if there are infinite multiverses there will be one where each work of fiction is real and actually happening...

Infinite combinations doesn't mean every option exists, there are infinite numbers between 1 and 2, but none of them are 3

@Stereotypesexist Infinite combinations doesn't mean every option exists, there are infinite numbers between 1 and 2, but none of...

While this is true, the example doesn't really work here as it's set to be specifically between 1 and 2, limiting the possibilities

Sharags avatar Sharag Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Sharag While this is true, the example doesn't really work here as it's set to be specifically between 1 and 2, limiting...

Right, but in an infinite multiverse, it could have a limiting possibility. For instance, there could be an infinite multiverse, but they must all follow the same laws of physics, so harry potter and the xmen don't exist in any possible universe, which is what most people say when they say "not every option exists."

@contextrip Right, but in an infinite multiverse, it could have a limiting possibility. For instance, there could be an...

Technology so advanced it would be indispensable from magic could be a potential explanation to other universe having people with X-men powers and flying on brooms

Mostly-chills avatar Mostly-chill Yeah You Are +4Reply
@Mostly-chill Technology so advanced it would be indispensable from magic could be a potential explanation to other universe...

Except that those universes don't have technology, they're just born with superpowers

Rowgearas avatar Rowgeara Yeah You Are +4Reply
@contextrip Right, but in an infinite multiverse, it could have a limiting possibility. For instance, there could be an...

Sure, although there is no way to confirm that the law of physics apply the same in other universes. (I am not saying that it's possible) only saying that there is a chance that physics work a bit different throughout the multiverse

@Kionix Sure, although there is no way to confirm that the law of physics apply the same in other universes. (I am not...

I agree there's likely no way to know for sure, just saying that the 1,2,3 example is a really good one.

@Dairyqueenemployee In another universe instead of going 123 they go 132

In that case 2 is the same as our three, and there is an infinity of numbers between 1 and 3, but none of them are 2.

In other words, even in an infinity of universes, logical impossibilities cannot exist.

In yet other words, even with infinite universes, there is an even larger set of universes that cannot exist.

@KilljoyX In this case, books and movies set in alternate universes cannot be proven fiction unless the infinite multiverse...

There could only be finite universes, or even just one alternative universe, but you'd have to explicitly disprove that universe.

freq432s avatar freq432 Yeah You Are +2Reply

Unless they have flashback which set in our days or past.

It's always fiction because it's made up by people even if it turns out to be true.

88080808088s avatar 88080808088 Yeah You Are +1Reply
@88080808088 It's always fiction because it's made up by people even if it turns out to be true.

Thats what I tell my parents yet they insist the bible is non-fiction..

@tonywonderslostnut Thats what I tell my parents yet they insist the bible is non-fiction..

That reminds me of my English Composition class back in highschool when we were writing informative papers. A kid asked if he could cite the bible, and the teacher responded "no, you can't quite works of fiction"

He was fuming

The tagline of a Futurama episode was "You can't prove it won't happen".

Vic8760s avatar Vic8760 Yeah You Are +1Reply

it is absolutely fiction even if it would come to pass as described, just as stories based on on past events (like retelling History) are works of fiction.

opensofiass avatar opensofias Yeah You Are +1Reply

It can if I wrote something that take place in 2025 and in my book I wrote "in 2020 africa exploded" it's a fiction

Same with Star Wars, it was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, anything could have happened and we wouldn't have known

And if they have a multiverse there is still hope (at least hope for the optimistic ones) for a similar future without having to be bound to that exact timeline

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