World in 2000 as Predicted in 1910

Illustrations by French artist Villemard in 1910 of how he imagined the future to be in the year 2000.


In the 21st century, in order to control traffic jams in the air,
there will be more and more flying policemen.


Firemen will be equipped with “bat wings” to be able to easily access top floors and roofs.


Just one for the road…


Wars will be fought by “combat cars”.


Schools will be equipped with audio books.


Horses will be so rare that people will pay to see them.


You’ll be able to send mail just by dictating it into loudspeaker.


Heating with Radium.


Building sites will be equipped with automatic devices and machines.


Makeup will be applied just by pressing few buttons.


Hair salon.


Electric train from Paris to Beijing.


Rescue plane.


Tailor.


Airship. Literally.


Motorized roller skates.


Video-telegraph.


Police will use armored bicycles (motorcycles?) to chase down criminals.


Listening to an audio-newspaper.


Spy helicopters.


The avenue of the Opera, Paris. Year 2000.

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  1. 8 to 11 or so of them came true.

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