We live in an amazing technological age. And the funny thing is, pretty much every generation has thought that since the industrial revolution. This, in turn, has caused every generation to wonder and speculate about the marvels to come in the future.
Today, of course, our speculation about the future comes is most fully expressed in movies, such as The Hunger Games, Back to the Future, Minority Report, or, my personal favorite (because Taco Bell is considered fine dining), Demolition Man. But in the olden days, before there were movies, the best expressions of such speculation came in the form of graphical illustrations inspired by great science fiction writers like Jules Verne.
Today, we’re going to take a look at what some French artists in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like. Some of their predictions were actually pretty prescient; others not so much. But they’re all pretty fascinating for one reason or another and definitely worth a look.
Thanks to Public Domain Review for discovering and making available these awesome illustrations.