Here’s How People From The Past Imagined The Future (20 Pics)

Published 3 years ago

Let’s face it – most of us would like to see what the future holds. And while that’s not really possible, it did not stop some people in the past from trying – often with some pretty optimistic results.

When it comes to predictions of the future, it’s a hit-or-miss situation – while some people actually managed to predict it rather accurately, many of them look pretty hilarious today. From rolling bakeries to luxurious flying hotels – check out a collection of future predictions from the past in the gallery below!

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#1 An Artists Depiction Of The Future, Painted In 1930

Image source: kt0me

#2 1940s Vision Of Food Delivery Future

Image source: abdouhlili

#3 Self Driving Cars Of The Future, Circa 1960

Image source: abt137

#4 We Really Messed Up

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#5 The Future Of Phones, 1956

Image source: Known_Marzipan_2629

#6 A Fifties Navigation System. Don’t Know Who Imagined This But I Love It!

Image source: GiantNormalDwarf

#7 1970s Futuristic Concept For Jetliner Air Travel

Image source: bignjbagel

#8 2022

Image source: NathanHacham

#9 Television Newspaper – Some Day You May Be Able To Receive The Front Page Of Your Morning Newspaper This Way

Image source: dabderax

#10 James Bond Receives A “Text” Via His Smartwatch In The Spy Who Loved Me

Image source: malakeos

#11 ‘ship’s Cat’ By Keith Spangle

Image source: jaykirsch

#12 1981 Vision Of Suburbia After There’s No More Room Left For Suburbs

Image source: c3534l

#13 How Nasa Imagined Life In Space

Image source: Rick Guidice

#14 Artoo Deco

Image source: firstorbit

#15 1969 Japanese Vision Of The Future Classroom, The Odd Part Is That Included Small Robots To Rap Students On The Head When Misbehaving

Image source: abt137

#16 Fashions Of 1950, As Predicted On The Cover Of Life Magazine In 1914

Image source: fiizok

#17 Futuristic Road Trip With The Family (Bruce Mccall)

Image source: earthmoonsun

#18 VR In 1989

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#19 Home Shopping In The 1940s

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#20 Soviet Vision Of The Future In The 1930s

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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