Hyperstition is a term used to describe self-fulfilling prophecies that come true through their existence and spread. It is associated with science fiction, speculative fiction, futurism, occultism, and conspiracy theories.
Hyperstition was coined by the British cultural theorists Nick Land and Mark Fisher to describe the way in which certain cultural ideas or narratives can become self-fulfilling prophecies. The term is a portmanteau of the words "hyper" (meaning beyond or above) and "superstition" (meaning a belief or practice that is not based on reason or knowledge). In other words, hyperstitions are beliefs or stories that, through their very existence and dissemination, bring about their own reality or truth. They are often associated with the fields of science fiction, speculative fiction, and futurism, as well as with certain forms of occultism and conspiracy theory.