In a linear conception of time, the future is the portion of the timeline that has yet to occur. We want to provide practical countdowns for special moments in space-time that still have not occurred... even if some of those moments already happened.

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Jun 4 2122 :
Alien xenomorph discovered by USCSS Nostromo (Source)
 
submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Jan 1 2000 :
Y2k problem will knock out civilization (Source)
 
submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Jan 1 2019 :
Year of "Bladerunner" (Source)
 
submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Oct 1 2267 :
The trouble with Tribbles starts (Source)
 
submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Dec 22 2012 :
End of Mayan calendar, doomsday (Source)
 
submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Jan 1 26391 :
"Dune", year of Arrakis showdown (Source)
 
submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Jan 12 1992 :
"Space Odyssey": HAL gets operational (Source)
 
submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Jan 19 2038 :
Unix epoch overflow (Source)
 
submitted by fra AT monochrom.at

Jul 5 1998 :
X Day: space aliens destroy the earth, only members of the Church of The SubGenius are saved (Source)
 
submitted by boris

Jan 1 2525 :
In the year 2525, if man is still alive, if woman can survive, they may find... (Source)
 
submitted by me AT quintessenz.org

Aug 4 1997 :
Skynet is going online and given control over the U.S. strategic nuclear arsenal for reasons of efficiency. It launches a nuclear war which destroyes most of the human population. (Source)

submitted by booster AT macnews.de

Jan 01 1988 :
Tokyo is destroyed by what seems to be an explosion brought upon by an elaborate nuclear bomb. However, the explosion is really caused by the frightening psionic powers of a child named Akira. (Source)

submitted by lamin AT gmx.at

Sep 13 1999 :
Moon kicked out of Earth orbit by a massive thermonuclear explosion. (Source)

submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

July 14 2254 :
Babylon 4 destroyed. (Source)

submitted by pd AT im-all.net

Jul 18 30027 23:23:23 :
Warmaster Horus turns against the God Emperor and launches an all out war on Terra. The resulting carnage rips the Imperium of Man apart. (Source)
Too far in the future for JavaScript.
submitted by jcourie AT gmail.com

Oct 1 1998 :
The United States government decides to sterilize Raccoon City with a nuclear strike despite attempts by Umbrella operatives within the government to convince the Joint Chiefs of Staff to hold off on the strike. (Source)

submitted by jcourie AT gmail.com

Oct 18 1985 :
Super Mario Brothers is released. The Rise of the Machines begins. (Source)

submitted by jcourie AT gmail.com

May 17 1968 :
The Following Telegram is sent: >>POLITBURO OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE USSR THE KREMLIN MOSCOW
SHAKE IN YOUR SHOES BUREAUCRATS STOP THE INTERNATIONAL POWER OF THE WORKERS COUNCILS WILL SOON WIPE YOU OUT STOP HUMANITY WON’T BE HAPPY TILL THE LAST BUREAUCRAT IS HUNG WITH THE GUTS OF THE LAST CAPITALIST STOP LONG LIVE THE STRUGGLE OF THE KRONSTADT SAILORS AND OF THE MAKHNOVSHCHINA AGAINST TROTSKY AND LENIN STOP LONG LIVE THE 1956 COUNCILIST INSURRECTION OF BUDAPEST STOP DOWN WITH THE STATE STOP LONG LIVE REVOLUTIONARY MARXISM STOP OCCUPATION COMMITTEE OF THE PEOPLE’S FREE SORBONNE<< (Source)

submitted by jcourie AT gmail.com

November 13 2019 :
Ben Richards, aka "The Butcher of Bakersfield", after being framed for the Bakersfield Massacre, becomes the latest "contestant" on "The Running Man" game show hosted by Damien Killian. (Source)

submitted by Nate

Jan 1 1999 :
Rocket Summer launches in Ohio turning winter briefly into summer due to the extreme heat of the rocket's take-off. (Source)

submitted by Cesar B

Jan 01 1987 :
From the Buck Rogers TV series of the late 70's / early 80's. The show starts out that in the year 1987, NASA launches the last of its deep space probes. The plot then says that Rogers is frozen and returns 504 years later or 2491. (Source)

submitted by ttrentham AT gmail.com

June 4 2285 :
Spock dies defending the Enterprise. (Source)

submitted by Nate

November 22 2061 :
Zefram Cochrane develops a prototype CDP (continuum distortion principle) engine capable of light speed travel. Warp drive technology is born from this. (Source)

submitted by Nate

Jan 01 1994 :
The year 1994: From out of space comes a runaway planet, hurtling between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction. Man's civilization is cast in ruin. (Source)

submitted by Shad Bolling

November 2 2000 01:16:00 :
I was just about to give up hope on anyone knowing who Tipler or Kerr was on this worldline. The basics for time travel start at CERN in about a year and end in 2034 with the first "time machine" built by GE. (Source)

submitted by Shad Bolling

July 6 14292 :
Buster Units 1 and 2 return to Earth, along with their pilots, Noriko Takaya and Kazumi Amano. (Source)

submitted by formerlywu AT gmail.com

October 21 2015 :
Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrive from 30 years in the past to change the future and prevent Marty's son from taking the fall for a local gang. (Source)

submitted by Anonym

Jan 1 2008 :
The treacherous Decepticons have conquered the Autobots home planet of Cybertron. But, from secret staging grounds on 2 of the Cybertrons moons the valiant Autobots plan to retake their homeland.

submitted by Matt King

Jan 1 1996 :
KHAN and his merry band of super human pals were supposed to be launched into space according to both the original TV episode featuring Ricardo Montalbán and STAR TREK II - The Wrath of Khan (over Jim Kirk's bad acting) in the 1990's (the movie placing it in 1996, 14 years in the future when the movie was released). (Source)

submitted by xdouggx AT yahoo.com

Jan 1 2263 :
The year the Ultimate Evil returns to our Universe, and The Perfect Being must bring the four sacred stones to an Egyptian Temple to save the world. (Source)

submitted by kunochan AT gmail.com

April 5 2063 :
Zefram Cochrane's first warp flight. Also the day of first contact with the Vulcan race. (Source)

submitted by Leerie

May 30 2511 :
Browncoats defeated at the Battle of Serenity Valley. (Source)

submitted by booster AT macnews.de

Jan 20 2001 00:09:00 :
A nuclear explosion is set off in the basement of the Soviet Embassy in Washington, sparking off World War III and converting the US into the Deathlands. (Source)

submitted by Rex

Jun 12 2070 :
President Booth starts the Atomic War. Much of the earth is devastated, leaving only the Megacities standing. Civil War follows with the Judges defeating Booth and assuming full control. (Source)

submitted by Fidtz

Jun 13 1990 02:37:16 :
A mutated flu virus is released in New Mexico. It kills 99.4% of the human population. (Source)

submitted by Fidtz

Apr 15 2629 :
First contact with the Kilrathi. Our radio communications are misinterpreted as a weapon, creating a state of permanent warfare. [Terran date format 2629.105] (Source)

submitted by Fidtz

Jan 01 2101 :
War was beginning. (Source)

submitted by Gabe

Sep 21 2552 :
Destruction of Halo Installation 04. (Source)

submitted by Anonym

July 9 2355 :
Last transmission from Dr. Zeus Inc. to its operatives.
The Silence begins.
(Source)

submitted by wurmsrus

May 15 2003 :
Sometime after May 15, 2003, the earth's rotation will slow within days and stop for several days just prior to the pole shift. This is when you and your loved ones should be situated at your safe location. (Source)

submitted by heidihu AT gmx.at

March 26 1997 :
Comet Hale-Bopp and COMPANION (a spaceship containing Jesus that is hiding behind the comet) will appear in Earth's sky, signaling that the Earth is about to be recycled (wiped clean, refurbished, and rejuvenated). Your soul can fly to the spaceship and be with Jesus, but only if you leave your flesh body behind. (Source)

submitted by pr10n

Jan 1 1975 :
A biological warfare between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union wipes out the entire world population. (Source)

submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

March 1 1986 :
While investigating Halley's Comet, an Anglo-American space mission aboard the space shuttle HMS Churchill finds a large spaceship hidden in the comet's nucleus. Upon entering the spacecraft, the shuttle crew finds three human bodies. The three are taken to earth where they transform most of London's population into zombies. (Source)

submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Jan 1 2018 :
People love a stupid game. (Source)

submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Jan 1 2022 :
Plankton's dying. (Source)

submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Oct 1 1997 :
The END DAY. Savage wars engulf the world. Civilization is destroyed. (Source)

submitted by Limewater

Jan 1 2131 :
Rama is encountered by humans, when it enters the solar system. (Source)

Oct 7 2525 :
The UNSC battle ship Heracles and the frigates Arabia and Vostok are all destroyed by a mysterious alien race called The Covenant. (Source)

submitted by thphox at gmail.com

April 16 2986 :
Terror of the Vervoids (Source)

submitted by lamin at gmx.at

Jan 1 2009 :
Last Arab-Israeli War. Much of Syria is annexed to "Northern Israel". (Source)

submitted by lamin at gmx.at

Jan 1 2081 :
Everybody is finally equal. (Source)

submitted by Manuel

Jan 1 2084 :
First travel to Jupiter.
(According to Hans Dominik's novel "Ein Freiflug im Jahre 2222" from 1934.) (Source)

submitted by lamin AT gmx.at

Aug 18 1999 :
Psychic Criswell predicted an outbreak of mass cannibalism and the end of planet Earth, which he set as happening on August 18, 1999 (perhaps coincidentally, his birthday). (Source)

submitted by jg AT monochrom.at

Oct 21 2015 16:29:00:
Doc Brown, Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer arrive in the future...flying cars, hooverboards etc.
(Source)

submitted by joemcq04 AT hotmail.com


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