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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La
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3 years ago

If only...

Brigitte
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes! It would be awesome to read (any) book like that. That's really handy for instruction manuals or legal texts... All that dry stuff that takes you forever to read.

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Troux
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3 years ago

Beats by Monsieur Dre

Marissa Toussaint
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3 years ago

So the poor cranker boy doesn't get to learn? 😕

Kate Yeti
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3 years ago

Haha! Kids sitting quietly in their seats with their hands folded! What a silly fantasy :D

PARANOIDANDROID
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3 years ago

so much tech couldnt even afford a motor to turn the crank

Skure
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3 years ago

What about the guy without that "helmet"? The one who actually do something?

Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

Google

Peter Bear
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3 years ago

Audio books and YouTube tutorials. This is actually surprisingly accurate. Lord knows you don't actually learn anything in the public school system that's of any value...

Adarious Mistdancer
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3 years ago

That's why teachers stay after school :p jk

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Matt Atfield
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3 years ago

It is actually not too far off

Liliana V
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3 years ago

SOMEONE GOT ON THIS!

Liliana V
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3 years ago

*GET

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Maddox Cox
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2 years ago

in 2000, we had headphones

Taylor Smith
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3 years ago

In reality I spend my school time looking at this picture of what people 100 years ago thought I'd be doing in school.

Katja Špegelj
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3 years ago

still waiting for this,,,

Dan Mongosa
Community Member
3 years ago

Downloading books to read?

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Facetious, not prediction.

Roisin Carey
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3 years ago

Looks painful

Sheila Stamey
Community Member
3 years ago

Not So far from the actual .

Rachel Small
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3 years ago

Audible

Kira Thesloth
Community Member
3 years ago

Audible

Greg Allbee
Community Member
3 years ago

So they have the technology to turn books to audio (or are they zapping it into your brain Matrix-style?), but the machine to run it is still powered by hand crank.

KD Ritchie
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3 years ago

Audio Books

Andrew Cas
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3 years ago

That's spot on we are always getting filled with useless information and being influenced what to think!

Leilani Delapaz
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3 years ago

Why does this look like torture?

Dhananjay Roy
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3 years ago

No matter how you put it school studies have always been a torture :D

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Putri Utami
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3 years ago

audio book

Etienne Pisano
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3 years ago

Blenderpedia??? :-D

logical fallacy
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats just wishful thinking. On the other hand, reading and understanding is a process that takes time and that's got a certain beauty.

HauntedForests
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3 years ago

I wish

Mon Dinh
Community Member
3 years ago

look like the lie detector :-)))

Corinne Wiedemann
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3 years ago

In some ways this is accurate

Mia-Francesca Sambataro
Community Member
3 years ago

Isnt that more like 20 years from now?

Jonathan Protiva
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3 years ago

Hmmm, could it ever be like this?

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Jilltdcatlady
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3 years ago

How did They know about WikiPedia?

Allana Rose
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3 years ago

Kind of like computers of today

Helen Newbury-Arshad
Community Member
3 years ago

I was 16 in 2000. Would have been useful. GCSEs would have been epic.

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

almost that with a good use of tablets^^ If the games, trash things, adds will be remove...with kindle it fits more

Livio Magnarapa
Community Member
3 years ago

in liberal schools work like that

Master Markus
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3 years ago

You have a really weird perception of what the word "liberal" means. I think schools nowadays could use more hands-on and thought-provoking learning and less just telling kids to remember the facts, but that hardly has to do with binary political ideas and more to do with having an interest in good education and allowing for critical thinking rather than just feeding propaganda.

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Derpicorn
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3 years ago

Instead we have fidget spinners

Diane Jean
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3 years ago

Language lab

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Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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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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Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Richard Pickman
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me Jules Verne themed movies from Karel Zeman.

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En L'An 2000 Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#8

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En L'An 2000 Report

La
Community Member
3 years ago

3D printing!

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#9

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Kim Lawson
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3 years ago

roomba

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#10

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En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

...with airplanes now.

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En L'An 2000 Report

cassiushumanmother
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3 years ago

this one is true now

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#12

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

in a way, IG filters are the same thing.

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#13

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

RVs?

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#14

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Oliver Gloxin
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3 years ago

Molecular cooking is a fad in Europe nowadays!

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Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Ummm, why?

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#16

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Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

A keyboard and multiple-track recording.

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Jade O' Potato
Community Member
3 years ago

Airbus!! :D

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Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

Helicopters do that now.

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Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

What goes better with flying than some alcohol?

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En L'An 2000 Report

Linda Gulley
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3 years ago

Nope!

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Jade O' Potato
Community Member
3 years ago

hahaha, HeliCOPters. That was bad...

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Magrata Cesnekova
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3 years ago

Mad Max

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WhiteFox
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3 years ago

we're not all aquaman they do realise?

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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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Tony Moon
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3 years ago

Take the observer out and we have drones.

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Stina Kolling
Community Member
3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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Tony Moon
Community Member
3 years ago

Cause we can just stop and wait....

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cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 years ago

King-Kongtopuss?

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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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John Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

Stealing baby eagles? Uhmmm...

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