It is interesting to look, how people that lived more than hundred years ago imagined the times we now live in. I have compiled a collection of postcards created by artists in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century on the subject of the Millennium.

Many things depicted on them seem to be funny, but some ideas became a reality.

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How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley 1 year ago

Helicopters.

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How People In The Past Imagined The Future

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La 1 year ago

If only...

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Troux 1 year ago

I think this is the plan for the near future, minus the pilot.

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Daniel Losinger 1 year ago

This one exists. I will be using something like this to watch the solar eclipse this month.

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Troux 1 year ago

This is not far off, except we use satellites instead of wires.

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Richard Pickman 1 year ago

Reminds me Jules Verne themed movies from Karel Zeman.

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

They were already dreaming of thoses flying cars 5th Element style... and we are still waiting for them :'(

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La 1 year ago

3D printing!

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Linda Gulley 1 year ago

...with airplanes now.

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En L'An 2000 Report

cassiushumanmother 1 year ago

this one is true now

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#12

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En L'An 2000 Report

Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

in a way, IG filters are the same thing.

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#13

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En L'An 2000 Report

Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

RVs?

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Oliver Gloxin 1 year ago

Molecular cooking is a fad in Europe nowadays!

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Krista Leary 1 year ago

Ummm, why?

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Linda Gulley 1 year ago

A keyboard and multiple-track recording.

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Jade O' Potato 1 year ago

Airbus!! :D

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Linda Gulley 1 year ago

Helicopters do that now.

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Linda Gulley 1 year ago

What goes better with flying than some alcohol?

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Jade O' Potato 1 year ago

hahaha, HeliCOPters. That was bad...

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

I understand the down vote but remember who creat this picture: a French male from 19th/ early 20th. We're seeing this from our actual point of view and we are all glad this vision of the futur did not realise! But in case some people forgot, Europeans at that time had colonies and that was how they saw the Natives. Colonies were just good for their raw material, cheap workforce (very very close to slavery), showing domination of white peoples... white people giving themselves good conscience by Christianizing and "educating" those "poor/good savages". I'm a little sad this picture got buried, because it's hidding what actually happened, what we are responsible for....

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Jade O' Potato 1 year ago

O_O Why would they want to- ah, never..mind...

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WhiteFox 1 year ago

we're not all aquaman they do realise?

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Tony Moon 1 year ago

Lets see.... the PBY-5 Catalina, the P3 Orion? However, this is not a torpedo plane, this is a bomber, like the B-17, B-52, or the AC 130 Hercules.

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Tony Moon 1 year ago

Take the observer out and we have drones.

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Stina Kolling 1 year ago

More like air-taxi. "Pilot, let me out at the Louvre Musem [please]". (I'm adding the word 'please' because it's polite to treat your taxi driver like a real live person who deserves respect.)

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Krista Leary 1 year ago

Oh this has "bad-shit-gon-happen" written all over it.

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#30

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Tony Moon 1 year ago

Cause we can just stop and wait....

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cassiushumanmother 1 year ago

King-Kongtopuss?

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Margaret Shannon 1 year ago

It's interesting to see that while envisioning a future in which ordinary tasks were mechanized and air travel and underwater life became commonplace, the class system was preserved. Also persisting unchanged: sex roles, racial prejudice, war and violence, and the confinement of women's sexuality,

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John Smith 1 year ago

...yeah...that's why they were almost wiped out.

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Krista Leary 1 year ago

Stealing baby eagles? Uhmmm...

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