We believe we are forward-thinking and we try to predict what will happen in the HD format war . But we hold ourselves in too much esteem. In this blog we have seen a series of postcards created around 1900, which reflect how technology was then thought to be in the year 2000. Now that is imagination.
Curious that they thought that hairdressers would be robotic in the year 2000
Different ways to fulfill one of man's old fantasies: walking on water
Even then they thought we could have multimedia colleges
Today many trains try to make us feel at home. At the beginning of the 20th century they thought we would carry the house on our backs.
A rudimentary version of Home Cinema .
Another fantasy of man: flying. Our ancestors thought that each person would have their own personal flying machine.
But maybe they had also thought about climate change anyway. So they imagined a machine to modify the climate to our liking.
Underwater boats do exist today, but at the beginning of the century they were imagined as something for tourism rather than military purposes.
But just in case traveling underwater didn't bear fruit, they were also considering the possibility of doing it on an amphibious ship.
And, although the first Superman comic had not yet been published at that time , X-rays were already being considered to surprise criminals red-handed.
All these postcards were part of an advertising campaign by Hildebrands , a German company that manufactured and sold chocolates.