Sunday, June 17, 2012

the distant future, the year 2000

What's that a picture of? Why it's aerial firefighters with bat wings putting out a blaze in the year 2000 of course. Folks, you need to check out this link. It contains photos by a French illustrator in 1910 and what he felt the year 2000 would hold for society. I find ideas about our future and technology so fascinating as a modern homesteader? How progress meant lack of effort to people then, or versions of that ease. Life was hard, I know this. But sometimes their pipe dreams are laughable. Others are spot on. Which of these made you laugh or tilt your head at the screen? Do you think the future we have now is all 1910 cracked it up to be? (I personally love the flying water bat people, but click here to see more.)

P.S. Ten points if you started singing Flight of the Conchords when you saw this post title. Robots!

7 Comments:

Blogger J.D. said...

Actually I think we are a tad behind their vision now.

June 17, 2012 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger leafonatree said...

Haha! This is great. Interestingly, I was singing the Robot song just yesterday.... binary solo!

June 18, 2012 at 12:26 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

The visual telegraph (iPhones, skype, video chat) kind of creeped me out. I heard the twilight zone theme song playing in my head.

June 18, 2012 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Bethany Nash said...

Ten points for me. :)

June 19, 2012 at 7:57 AM  
OpenID meatbagz said...

HA! i IMMEDIATELY started singing flight of the conchords! those guys are the best!

June 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Jenni Whicker said...

Okay, how funny would it be to make a movie of what life would have been like if his exact predictions came true? Honestly?!

June 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Catharine said...

The distant future, the distant future! Binary Solo: 000000100000011!!!

June 20, 2012 at 10:57 PM  

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