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.
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.
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