Picture the world 100 years from now. In 2112, will there be flying cars? Will people be able to teleport to work? Will wardrobes scan their contents at the push of a button and choose their owners a perfect outfit, like Cher Horowitz’s closet in Clueless? It’s difficult to imagine the future, but in 1900 a group of French artists did just that. You won’t believe how they envisioned the year 2000!
These drawings depicting the future became famous; they were featured on cigar boxes and postcards throughout the early 1900s to advertise what the world would look like in a hundred years’ time. Surprisingly, many of these drawings portray inventions that we use today. In one picture is a group of schoolchildren who seem to have their brains connected. It seems far-fetched, but this could easily be a 1900s way of describing the Internet. Also pictured in these drawings is a “house on wheels,” or what we know today as an RV. Impressive, right? Unfortunately, the artists’ predictions of a whale-powered bus, or underwater croquet, have yet to become realities. Maybe in 2112?
What were your reactions to these pictures, Lovelies? Do you have any crazy predictions for what may exist in 2112?