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.

#1

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
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3 years ago

Helicopters.

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#2

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

La
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3 years ago

If only...

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#3

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

I live in a 30.000+ people city in France and i got a bike postwoman. Love it! they have cars and electric vehicules too but i really prefer bikers postwoman-postman.

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#4

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

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

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#5

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#6

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

My favorite so far! So much imagination...

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#7

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

John Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Still trying to figure out autonomous road vehicles. A little ways from this future yet.

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#8

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

La
Community Member
3 years ago

3D printing!

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#9

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Kim Lawson
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3 years ago

roomba

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#10

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

...with airplanes now.

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#11

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

this one is true now

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#12

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

in a way, IG filters are the same thing.

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#13

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

RVs?

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#14

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

That's just a still. Oh, France. Where is the cheese and pastry?

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#15

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Ummm, why?

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#16

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

A keyboard and multiple-track recording.

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#17

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Jade O' Potato
Community Member
3 years ago

Airbus!! :D

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#18

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

Helicopters do that now.

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#19

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

What goes better with flying than some alcohol?

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#20

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope!

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#21

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

Still waiting for my jetpack

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#22

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Jade O' Potato
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is kinda racis-

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#23

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Jade O' Potato
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#24

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Margaret Shannon
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, actually... drivers in Houston began shooting at one another loooooonnnnnggg before l'an 2000!

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#25

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En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
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3 years ago

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Animal abuse.

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#26

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Tony Moon
Community Member
3 years 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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#27

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En L'An 2000 Report

Tony Moon
Community Member
3 years ago

Take the observer out and we have drones.

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#28

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Allana Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Small airplane?

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#29

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#30

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Tony Moon
Community Member
3 years ago

Cause we can just stop and wait....

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#31

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

King-Kongtopuss?

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#32

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Margaret Shannon
Community Member
3 years 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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#33

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

John Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#34

How People In The Past Imagined The Future

En L'An 2000 Report

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Stealing baby eagles? Uhmmm...

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