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Growing plants with ele_tri_ty... weird.
Air-ships:You mean Air-planes. The very reason why we can get to England in a few hours.
Everybody will walk ten miles: 10 miles?! Maybe in a year, most of us sit here and read this.
Aerial war ships and forts: Meh. We don`t need those, we`ve got nukes.
Ready-cooked meals to be bought: Mcdonalds, wendies, subway. `nuff said.
Man will see around the world:2 words, GOOGLE, EARTH.1 word, CELESTIA if you prefer to see the entire galaxy instead.
Few drugs will be swallowed: Few? FEW? Man maybe in 2100 this will be accurate.
Telephones around the world:Try in your pocket, small enough to swallow whole.
Photographs will be Telegraphed: We prefer to use the internet.
God I wish I had a time machine, I`d record a video of our stuff then the 1900 people`s reactions, go back to the future, post it on you-tube.
My excuse to not be burned would be: Future has time ma
ready cooked meals: frozen mealsTrains: can travel 300mph nowAerial warships and forts on wheels: think Tomcat aircraft and a Tankgrand opera/telephoned: it`s called the radioroses: we have blue roses now as well as the even rarer black
Oranges in Philadelphia: seriously man, do you not get out, go to the market.strawberries: hmm someone posted a huge ass strawberry take a look a few pages backto england in two days: I can make it to Japan in one. Much less England. While the details vary a bit, it can happen all the same.
* I can understand the discrepancy on the england comment via the descriptions of an odd idea for a boat * I appreciate the small room for flexibility left in your original post as well rather than stating as a fact, but I felt like commenting back. So there you go.
I love these things because it lets you know more about how people think then than how accurate they were.
But I do recall reading one such article written around 1900 that was _eerily_ accurate. IIRC, the writer gathered opinions from prominent futurists, and they seemed less blinded by their time than this one.
Accurate for the most part:TallerHot and cold spigotsNo street carsPhotos telegraphedMan will see around the worldTelephones around the world
At least somewhat accurate:Ready-cooked mealsTrains 150 mphNo coalAutos cheaper than horsesAerial war ships and forts on wheelsGrand opera will be telephonedRosesDrugsAir ships
Inaccurate for the most part:No wild animalsChildren being taughtPurchases by tubeVegetables grown be electricity500 million peopleOranges in PhiladelphiaStrawberries as large as applesPeas as large as beetsNo mosquitos or fliesMissing lettersNo food exposedWalk 10 milesTo England in two days
And I`d be happy to support my post if you think I`m wrong :-).
They did predict the internet though! the man will see around the world part.
Except in "CH" words. That should have it`s own letter or something if they were to replace "C"
Also, very sad how much good they predicted would come in the world. Healthy, gymnastic, well-educated people. Sad.
as for the no drugs, that made me laugh.
For the speeding fridges, well we have that, its called refrigerated trucks and trains.
As for Russian being the second most spoken language, i guess they didnt count on China and India having Mass orgies..., although quite a few of them speak English...
As for the America`s all joining the US, well they were partially right, its called Nafta..
and as stated before, "Where the hell is my Giant fruit, I love fruit!"
We are a nation of extremes. The smartest/dumbest people live here. The most athletic/ least athletic live here.
Miami ranks #15 in obesity in the U.S. but all college athletic recruits practically live here scouting players.
but as i laugh i think of how i will laugh at myself when i read this aged 80, tucking into my giant strawb with a knife n fork
Dalziel has become DL, Georgia is sometimes Jorja, Chelsea could be Chelsey, or any other assortment of letters that make the word.
...London Underground <3
Try most people live well into their 80`s or 90`s!
Also, Russia was not even a real superpower back then, so where`d they get that it would rank as a second most-spoken language in the world?
They left out one prediction: People residing in England will still be boorish pompous asses and we still won`t like them or have to like them as a result of our freedom being won all those years ago.
But just like any extremists because of some overweight people America is put into one category, but honestly if all they can pull out on us is Health issues that`s pretty bad.
Anyway, they made many mistakes, and I`m not talking about what they didnt predict would happen, I`m talking about errors in prediction from their point of view.
The extinction of several of the animals/insects are laughable. If an animal has been tamed, there`s not much chance of it leaving the landscape anytime soon. People get too attached to animals to let that happen.
And I thought it was way off. The only things they actually bulls-eyed were the obvious things (like people being taller)
I say, if you dont have anything nice to say....dont say anything at all.
The redundancy of your comments about americans and the growing waistline has been made apparent. We know we have a high obesity rate, its not something we are proud of, but we dont need the constant reminder.Thanks for your input, but keep it to yourself.
i wish i had an apple-sized raspberry :-(
totally would have been down with the strawberries one.
everything was pretty spot on, the only real thing that was way off was that america would be expanding more.
giant fruit would taste disgusting.
also, the letters being excluded in our language reminded me of "1984" and new-speak. "double plus good" instead of excellent.
hahaha. that one made me laugh
What is it with the giant fruit? ive read this giant fruit predication a few times before...i want my giant fruit god damn it!
Thay kud start duing that ryt nau. But Y think it wud bi difikolt tu rid.
and yeah, american`s will walk 10 miles haha
Oh and the giant strawberries are out there!!!
And with all these food advances- America doubles in size... (or rather, the people do... AGAIN!)
Yeah, where IS that free college? most of us got really screwed on that one!
I think they should teach etiquette, too many A-holes go to college nowadays.
makes you wonder what kind of stuff we`ve predicted today that everyone thinks is crazy but will happen within the next 100 years.
what else did they get right:
Hot and cold airready to eat mealstaller americansthe street car thing is close (with monorails etc etc)and they just made blue roses within the last 5 years
Hey you never know, the rest of it could come true even further in the future ;)
Then again, a lot of people around the Internet these days use simplified spelling.