What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

What do these images tell us about humans’ abilities to conceive of the future? Does this show the power of human imagination or its limitations?

Future Images

“Some of the portraits are fantastic — swashbucklers riding on giant seahorses, anyone? But others are actually surprisingly accurate visions of our current era, including farming machines, helicopters, and what looks like a precursor to the new robot vaccum, the iRobot Roomba vacuum:”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/10/04/what-people-in-1900-thought-the-year-2000-would-look-like/

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