Sunday, January 15, 2012

Predictions for Amercia in 2011, via a 1911 magazine article.

(click, via)
By one John Elfreth Watkins, Jr., the son of this guy, Here's a few of his big whiffs:
• No cockroaches or rats (bwa HAHA)
• Trains 150 mph (not in oil lobby-controlled America!)
• Everybody will walk 10 miles (got that, Southerners?)
But, he also got a few things right, particular the sending of (cat) pictures around the world.
Previously in The Future (pics):
Classroom of the Future (via Japan)
Living Room of the Future (from 1979)
Technology of the Year 2000 (via 1910)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

*****Americans will be taller*******

Bwahahahahaha. No, Americans will be stupider. Actually, that would be the case even 100 years from now. An easy prediction.

Another easy prediction: Copyranter would be long dead.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm kinda surprised you wrote predictions and not prognostications, if you know what I mean.

9:53 AM  

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