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How people 100 years ago imagined today

After 100 years, taxis will be flying , and travel to the moon – the usual . Knowledge will flow into the students directly through the wires connected to the brain. Does not that sounds fresh – as if from the mouth of modern futurologists ? But in fact, as our ancestors at the turn of XIX-XX centuries imagined today.

This beautifully illustrated vintage European postcards that showed the world Ed Fries , a former leader in the corporation Microsoft, the creator of the famous game console Xbox. All cards – from his private collection , their site publishes Wired.

In some artists were strikingly accurate , well, something is definitely ridiculously wrong. For example , according to the figures , 100 years ago , people thought that some things remain unchanged. In this postcard man and woman stops ” air taxi “, but everyone, including the taxi driver , dressed in the fashion – leggings , a cylinder and a hat with feathers.

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At the same time in the pictures there is no hint of the technologies which we now can not imagine myself even – such as personal computers and the Internet.

Or, for example , talking on ” videophone “, but the image is projected onto a wall or screen, as the movie ( then just sprang cinema) . Imagination was limited to the reality around them . But the same can be said about us today : we are also pretty bad predict the future. Experience shows that the future of unique heard by people obsessed with crazy ideas that they follow , although not on that.

“Return to the Moon: 8 hours we will be in Paris,” ” Flying Hunter 2000″

Somehow hunted by storks. However, if we recall the well-known Russian proverb , it seems , is a symbol of what a man of the future will be easy to catch in the bush. “Little chimney sweeps ” ” Divers on Seahorses ”

However, it is unclear that this gallant cavalry armed with sabers, makes the seabed of coral and fish . “Automatic barbershop ”

As you can see , the idea of ​​a fully autonomous mechanisms not even occurred to me . In the picture a person has to click on the buttons , sitting or standing next to a rather cumbersome ” control panel .” ” Air taxi , picks up passengers from the store buying ” ” Relsomobil ”

Trains have long existed , there were only automobiles . Apparently, people believed that the future – for a “hybrid” of the two modes.

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