So were people back in 1900, as evidenced by a range of French postcards unearthed by the Public Domain Review.
First designed for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, the postcards, designed by artist Jean-Marc Côté and others, are full of zany illustrations of how the French thought the year 2000 would look.
Some of them were eerily accurate, like the Roomba-like cleaning robot. Others are far from reality — probably not going to get whales to do our bidding anytime soon.
Despite what science fiction has been promising us, we still haven't gotten those flying cars we crave.
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