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Should I specify the year for a somewhat-near-future sci-fi novel?

You could use something like "ACE" (after Common Era) and just NOT define where year zero is.
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Should I specify the year for a somewhat-near-future sci-fi novel?

In school I studied American History I (colonization through Civil War) and American History II (Reconstruction through World War II); one explanation I was given for the end date was that events ...
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Should I specify the year for a somewhat-near-future sci-fi novel?

When and why might it be meaningful to specify the exact future date? If the date is based on scientific calculations and your novel explains these. When you want to give the reader a rough idea of ...
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Should I specify the year for a somewhat-near-future sci-fi novel?

I'd leave it ambiguous, for exactly the reason you specified. The future is almost guaranteed to be different from your prediction. There will be major wars you failed to mentioned, major pandemics, ...
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