The "ATOM of logic" is that it is called "Predictive Programming". It's not only used in FF events, but also for technology (such as invasive technology) that people may not be keen to accept were it just introduced without pre-conditioning. By putting such ideas into popular visual media, the public is sold on the idea as normal. The movie Minority Report contains a good example from the technology side - like seeing the future before it happens, then what it does happen, it's treated as normal and expected.
Predictive programming was used heavily prior to the 911 event, some blatant, and some more subtle.
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