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Anyone for underwater croquet? Bizarre Century postcards reveal how French artists thought we'd be living in 2000 (and they correctly predicted video phone calls)

Una caricatura publicada en 1906 predijo nuestra obsesión con los teléfonos inteligentes

Una caricatura publicada en 1906 predijo nuestra obsesión con los teléfonos inteligentes

Replace these “wireless telegraphs” with smartphones, update the dress a little, and this vision from a 1906 issue of Punch magazine could easily be for 110 years in the future. Part of a series of “forecasts” for the year to come.

100 Years Ago, Artists Were Asked to Depict the Year 2000, These Were the Results

"A Race in the Pacific" from France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1901 and

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like - The Washington Post

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

Jean-Marc Cote illustration 1899 uncirculated, breeding machine in published in Isaac Asimov's Futuredays 1986

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Como o ano 2000 era imaginado em 1910 (The way people in 1910 imagined the year 2000 would be)

Futurama / 1939 World’s Fair

General Motors’ Futurama exhibit Covering more than square feet, Futurama was the largest scale model ever constructed, including more than buildings, 1 million trees and motor vehicles — many in motion.

The future is calling: Over 100 years ago, French artists drawing scenes for cigar boxes dreamed up futuristic gadgets such as this cine-phono-telegraph, which allows people to speak over the telephone and see each other on a screen at the same time - much like Skype and Apple's FaceTime

Postcards show how 19th century artists predicted 21st century gadgets

The future is calling: Over 100 years ago, French artists drawing scenes for cigar boxes d.

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Whale-buses, aviation police and new-fangled barbers: A fantastic vision of the future

Ship-Train in the year 2000

vintage everyday: Future-Predicting Postcards From Around 1900

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like - The Washington Post

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

Century Postcards Predicted the World in the Year 2000 - My Modern Met

Voila! Artists seem to have predicted the voicemail. A Missive phonographique - or futuristic recorded message, is brought on a tray by a servant (pictured). Today the service comes neatly built in to most phones

Postcards show how 19th century artists predicted 21st century gadgets

Artists seem to have predicted the voicemail. A Missive phonographique - or futuristic recorded message, is brought on a tray by a servant (pictured). Today the service comes neatly built in to most phones

Imperdible: En 1900 así se imaginaban el futuro!

Imperdible: En 1900 así se imaginaban el futuro!

UNDERWATER ships, rain-sheltered cities and even movable towns - these are among the things which Victorians predicted for the century, according to these weird and wonderful postcards.

Back to the future: This postcard shows a couple waterskiing - or even using skis that work a little like Back to the Future's hover boards. Interestingly, while the leisure equipment is futuristic, the people are still wearing traditional clothing of the 19th century

Postcards show how 19th century artists predicted 21st century gadgets

The postcards were given away in cigar boxes in the century and feature futuristic gadgets and exploration missions, dreamed up by French artists.

а prediction from 1910 of what 'the future' (2000) would look like. This was the artist's idea of a Video-telegraph.

а prediction from 1910 of what 'the future' (2000) would look like. This was the artist's idea of a Video-telegraph.

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