Is there a term for something that lots of people say is going to happen, but it never happens (at least in the immediate future)?
For example, say everyone says "the tech bubble's going to burst" - yet it's 3 or 4 years until it does.
Is there a generic term or phrase for this concept?
I don't think this always has to be an alarming situation. It could be something like "Xbox prices are going to go up", but they never do. More like a prediction that never happens.