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Welcome to the Paleofuture blog, where we explore past visions of the future. From flying cars and jetpacks to utopias and dystopias.

Postcards Show the Year 2000 (circa 1900)

Postcards Show the Year 2000 (circa 1900)

A Quick Stroll on the Water

A Quick Stroll on the Water

Paleo-Future reader Tom T. sent me an amazing collection of postcards from the dawn of the twentieth century that depict what life would be like in the year 2000. According to Tom the postcards were originally featured here but have since been removed. The site claimed that the postcards were produced by Hildebrands (a leading German chocolate company of the time).

The Moving Pavement

The Moving Pavement

House-Moving by Train

House-Moving by Train

Televised Outside Broadcasting

Televised Outside Broadcasting

Personal Flying Machines

Personal Flying Machines

Weather Control Machine

Weather Control Machine

Combined Ship and Railway Locomotive

Combined Ship and Railway Locomotive

Undersea Tourist Boats

Undersea Tourist Boats

Roofed Cities

Roofed Cities

Personal Airships

Personal Airships

Summer Holidays at the North Pole

Summer Holidays at the North Pole

Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine

Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine

Startling Changes in Housing in Year 2000 (Chicago Tribune, 1961)

Civilized Adultery (1970)