In one episode, the characters are all excited because of a new computer game that will be released very soon. This isn't Zeerust, which is about futuristic tech becoming old rather than about modern tech becoming old. " You see, Technology has marched on, and things like CD-ROMs and VHS cassette tapes and so on have relatively recently become either so little-used as to be obscure, or obsolete altogether.See Magic Floppy Disk for cases when the tech onscreen in a futuristic series was dated .See also Computer Equals Tape Drive, Science Marches On, What Are Records? Long-Runner Tech Marches On is when this happens In-Universe.Or when integrated circuits came around, who needed a discrete transistor? Some media applications call it "seeking" or "skipping", but those are even older terms, even if they're not tied to specific medium.
A Long Runner might even have its earlier episodes/books/etc.A perfect example of this would be once you realize that a power outage likely wouldn't have caused a cell phone's alarm clock to reset like an actual alarm clock would, and in post-9/11 America, the family would have had plenty of time to realize that Kevin was missing due to the before the flight even takes off for international flights, and all passengers should be at the boarding gate at least thirty minutes before departure.Since the family only had forty-five minutes to get from their house to the airport before the plane took off, they would have effectively missed the flight.A society with no energy shortages depicted that way... Keeping your head cool and your car in balance while on two wheels is the epitome of badass driving? Most modern cars, not just performance cars, have tire sizes which a few decades ago were just for Ferraris and Porsches and the of tires and suspension is ages beyond.Even a humble modern hot hatchback may pull stunts which in the past were barely imaginable outside racetracks.