(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
- Telephones around the world
- Trains running 150 miles an hour
UPDATE: December 7, 2007. I corrected an error in this post's link: and added another. Sorry about the bungled link.