Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?

Submission + - These 19th Century Postcards Predicted Our Future (

kkleiner writes: "Starting in 1899, a commercial artist named Jean-Marc Côté and other artists were hired to create a series of picture cards to depict how life in France would look in a century’s time. Sadly, they were never actually distributed. However, the only known set of cards to exist was discovered by Isaac Asimov, who wrote a book in 1986 called “Futuredays” in which he presented the illustrations with commentary. What’s amazing about this collection is how close their predictions were in a lot of cases, and how others are close at hand."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

These 19th Century Postcards Predicted Our Future

Comments Filter:

You've been Berkeley'ed!