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  1. #1 What is the name of this logical fallacy regarding wrongful prediction? 
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    Example 1:
    Look how far and fast technology has advanced, and it is still advancing.
    This is evidence that one day, almost any body can easily get hold of nuclear bombs.

    Example 2:
    A long time ago, people who claimed "future humans will be able to fly in the sky" were laughed at.
    Nowadays, millions of people fly in the sky every day!
    This is evidence that one day, Solar Roadways' solar powered road panels will revolutionize the world.

    I've seen this fallacy being used quite a fair bit and I want to know what this logical fallacy is called.
    Something about "irrationally using historical information to support a prediction".


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