In 1900, Hildebrand’s, a leading German chocolate company, released a set of cards predicting what the world would look like in 2000. While these predictions are still a long way from coming true, let’s take a look at what the people in 1900’s thought the future would be like through these amusing and detailed illustrations.
A Stroll On The Water
Life would be so much easier if we could just walk across lakes – less tiring than swimming and twice as much fun!
Weather Control Machine
Just point the device at the sky, flip a switch and enjoy the pleasant weather you desire.
Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine
Thieves beware! This would be such a useful invention, especially in times like these, provided the police know the exact location of the crime scene.
No need to worry about spoiling that expensive dress anymore! But then, we wouldn’t be-able to sail our paper boats.
The Moving Pavement
Reminds you of the moving stairs at Hogwarts, doesn’t it? The portable pavement with built-in benches would enable us to cross the-road without using our feet to walk.
North Pole Trip
However impossible, it is refreshing to imagine hiking up to The North Pole is as simple as depicted here.
Like a submarine with transparent windows. Just hop on and enjoy the underwater beauty.
Forget cars and crowded Streets; soar across the sky in your own personal airship, high above the roofed city.
Combined Ship and Railway Locomotive
Travelling the world has never been easier! Just ferry across the oceans and continue on the roads without changing transport.
Personal Flying Machines
Fly to your destinations with these super cool wings and harnesses, and experience firsthand, what being a bird feels like.
Fancy a change of scenery? With the moving house, you will be able to do that without ever getting out of your comfortable armchair. Just start the engine and move your house to a different neighbourhood.
Televised Outside Broadcasting
Tickets to your favourite play all sold out? No need-to worry! With this handy instrument, just gather anywhere with a screen and enjoy the theatre.