Stroll on the Water in the Year 2000

In 1900 of course everyone was all gaga imagining what the year 2000 might be like, and as such postcards were produced across Europe dreaming up all sorts of wacky futures. Here, German families take their traditional Sunday afternoon stroll out on the river, thanks to their personal balloons and boat shoes. Fun!
But kinda sad, as there is an innocence to all these predictions, and we in our future can look back in pity, as they were unaware of all the tragedy to come. Breaking of the atom, for example. World Wars the likes of which humanity had never seen. Robots.

Predictions are almost always doomed to fail, though of course some come closer to the mark. I think often of the future, but I would only hazard to throw out a few different scenarios(guesses) for what 2100 would look like. I imagine a smoking landscape would be one of those scenarios, and the most probable one at that. But that's no fun! So instead: Anti-gravity technology is widespread, and in just about everything. Everything floats in the future.


l.e.s.ter said...

Fuck jetpacks. Where are my shoulder balloons?

Redshirt said...

Rocket powered balloons. Much better use of rockets than on backpacks too.