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Author Topic: postcards showing the future.  (Read 3076 times)
Smaggers
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« on: April 24, 2007, 02:02:55 pm »

A splendid collection of postcards circa 1900 showing life in the year 2000.

http://paleo-future.blogspot.com/2007/04/postcards-showing-year-2000-circa-1900.html

Feel free to move this if it's in the wrong place.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 02:35:33 pm »

Yes! Personal Airships and Ornithopters! For the Win!
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 03:16:24 pm »

Hey, at least the one about summer vacations at the (green) north pole is coming true.

I like the waterfarthing.  Hmmm...
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 07:13:38 pm »

I don't even know where to start with my love for these!  They, they have my last name on them!!!  Take that, von Slatt--my ancestry is far more Steampunk than yours!

Hehe, a million thanks for posting this!
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 09:11:55 pm »

Heheheh. I thought of you as well, Jake, when I saw those. Looks like you gain a point on Von Slatt.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007, 10:16:17 pm »

I want my personal airship, NOW damnit!
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2007, 12:07:28 am »

I want my personal airship, NOW damnit!

I concur.

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007, 01:42:45 am »

Hey, at least the one about summer vacations at the (green) north pole is coming true.

I like the waterfarthing.  Hmmm...

I think that should be the next bike you make, get a patent on it now and you'll make a mint once the seas rise and flood us all. Tongue


I don't even know where to start with my love for these!  They, they have my last name on them!!!  Take that, von Slatt--my ancestry is far more Steampunk than yours!

Hehe, a million thanks for posting this!

I think we need to start an official scoreboard somewhere. Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2007, 07:45:43 am »

I liked the comment at the site that mentioned the tendency to prognosticate the future as 'the present but with tailfins'. 

A.
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FreakyMike
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2007, 10:20:07 am »

There is more old pictures like that. http://expositions.bnf.fr/utopie/feuill/index.htm
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swizec
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2007, 03:19:52 pm »

It's interesting to see just how many of those have come true in some form or another.

There are plentiful flying machines, even personal ones.

Pretty certain there's tourism oriented submarines. Deffinately telebroadcasting is everywhere, not to mention we can move houses when we need to.
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