Thursday, December 6, 2007

This is the Future - a Century Ago

"What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years"
(There's a facsimile of the John Elfreth Watkins, Jr., article in a link from another URL, a blog post: "What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years (Ladies Home Journal, 1900).")

"Futurists" and their progenitors have been around for a long time. Here's a look at the The Future that we're living in, seen from about a century back.

Some predictions didn't happen.
  • No wild animals, except in menageries
  • Life expectancy extended to an unlikely 50 years
Others did
  • Telephones around the world
  • Trains running 150 miles an hour
I don't think the "Ladies Home Journal" author thought the speedy trains would be called shinkansen.
UPDATE: December 7, 2007. I corrected an error in this post's link: and added another. Sorry about the bungled link.
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