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Predictions for the year 2000 made in The

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 19, 2007

Predictions for the year 2000 made in The Ladies Home Journal in 1900. Two of the really interesting predicitons: “Cities, therefore, will be free from all noises.” and “Automobiles will be cheaper than horses are today. Farmers will own automobile hay-wagons, automobile truck-wagons, plows, harrows and hay-rakes. A one-pound motor in one of these vehicles will do the work of a pair of horses or more. Children will ride in automobile sleighs in winter. Automobiles will have been substituted for every horse vehicle now known. There will be, as already exist today, automobile hearses, automobile police patrols, automobile ambulances, automobile street sweepers. The horse in harness will be as scarce, if, indeed, not even scarcer, then as the yoked ox is today.” (via long now blog)

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