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Year 2000 Time Capsule (1958)

The June 10, 1958 edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune ran an article about predictions for Chicagoland and the world. The predictions were sealed in a time capsule and supposed to be opened in the year 2000. Below is an excerpt from the article as well as a copy of the piece in its entirety.

The predictions included the conquering of space, advanced atomic energy and electronic progress, a higher standard of living, shorter working hours, and longer vacations (with four weeks as the average). The chicken in every pot and a car in every garage forecast has been changed to a helicopter and heliport in every back yard.

See also:
Commuter Helicopter (1947)

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Reader Comments (2)

Which leads to the obvious question of did they ever open it?

May 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSplinky

I did a Google search, and I didn't find this time capsule, but I found stories about other ones from 1958 that have been opened. Time capsules were popular in 1958.

May 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScott Haley

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