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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

French Artists in 1899 Predict How the Year 2000 Will Look

How French Artists in 1899 Envisioned Life in the Year 2000: Drawing the Future

Open Culture | September 24, 2015

Atomic physicist Niels Bohr is famously quoted as saying, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” Yet despite years of getting things wrong, magazines love think pieces on where we’ll be in several decades, even centuries in time. It gives us comfort to think great things await us, even though we’re long overdue for the personal jetpack and, based on an Isaac Asimov interview in Omni Magazine that blew my teenage mind, interchangeable genitals.



<more at; related links: (Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000 Paperback – November, 1986. by Isaac Asimov) and (In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal Publishes 28 Predictions for the Year 2000. December 13, 2015)>

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