In 1900, Ladies’ Home Journal compiled 29 predictions of life in the year 2000. It’s fascinating to note where they hit (prevalent autos, gyms in all schools, etc.) and where they missed (“Storekeepers who expose food to air breathed out by patrons or to the atmosphere of the busy streets will be arrested with those who sell stale or adulterated produce.”) More fun for me, though, are the underlying theme of electricity and the absolute absence of computing.

I hope they did it again in 2000.

Link: 1900 Predictions.

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20 April 2007