Robots and Shredded Books

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That and more are predicted for the year 2000 in a fascinating postcard set illustrated around 1900. French culture at the time was intrigued by science fiction and futurism, so a company commissioned a few artists to draw 100 years into the future. Funny thing is – the postcard set was not released until it’s discovery a few years after 2000.

Check it out for yourself. Some cards are very close to our current tech (in concept if not method), while others are still literal flights of fancy. Fun stuff either way.

I would like to see the set of illustrations being drawn these days showing us what 2100 will look like. My usual future-predicting-skills top out at about a 30 year range.