It’s interesting to see what people from the 1900s predicted the year 2000 would look like. One chocolatier did just in a brilliant marketing campaign and it’s super intriguing to see what their predictions.
Hildebrand began commissioning 12 postcards starting in January 1900 and each predicted what the year 2000 would look like.
Each illustrated prediction was placed in a box of chocolates with various predictions for the year 2000, and some weren’t too far off.
Judging by the collection’s illustrations, nearly every generation has had an obsession with flying. This generation anticipates flying cars while those in the 20th century predicted flying as well, just not flying cars, but instead, flying humans.
If you were asked to illustrate what the year 2117 would look like, what would you draw?
Personal flying machines
X-ray machines for police
Watching a live performance while not in the theater
Steam relocation of mobile houses
Underwater ships for tourists
Riding on water
Hybrid rail-water warship
Machine for creating good weather
Excursions to the North Pole
This isn’t the first time this has been done either, similar type cards were created by French artist Jean-Marc Cote.