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A vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 - a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist, Albert Robida.

Paleofuture - Paleofuture Blog - Going to the Opera in the Year 2000 (1882)

Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000 (detail) by Albert Robida - 1882

1882: Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

19th Century Artist Predicted Whale-Shaped Flying Cars by 2000

Century Artist Predicted Whale-Shaped Flying Cars by 2000

O Futuro do Século 19 Na Ficção Gráfica de Albert Robida | cúlti & pópi

A vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 - a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist, Albert Robida.

How illuminating: This scene, Un Palais oceanien, shows a futuristic exploration of the un...

How illuminating: This scene, Un Palais oceanien, shows a futuristic exploration of the un.

William Heath, The March of Intellect, 1829

William Heath, The March of Intellect, 1829

1890年にアルベール・ロビダが描いた未来予測小説「20世紀、電気の生活」の挿絵 - DNA

“La Vie Électrique” by Albert Robida, 1890

The Future Imagined 100 Years Ago

An evening of music enjoyed without the hassles of hand cranking the phonograph. In the year

Albert Robida's 1890 book Le Vingtieme Siecle imagined the gentleman of the future enjoying a burlesque show from the comfort of his own home.

Future Passed: When we dreamed of television

Device imagined in a Punch cartoon from predicting the advent of video chat more than 100 years before Skype.

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An century concept for a device called “The telephonoscope” was basicaly the Victorian Skype Victorian Trade Card believed to be the first colour lithograph to show the concept of television.

A teacher feeds books into a meat grinder to be served up to the class in the form of digital knowledge – thus envisioning the podcast.

Villemard's Vision: 1910 Postcards Depict the Year 2000

villemard 1910 2000 Villemards Vision: 1910 Postcards Depict the Year 2000

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Century Postcards Predicted the World in the Year 2000

Postcards of the future: 19th century predictions of yr. 2000. Flying airship battles.

Anyone for underwater croquet? Bizarre Century postcards reveal how French artists thought we'd be living in 2000 (and they correctly predicted video phone calls)

More 19th-century futurism from French illustrator and author Albert Robida. Le Vingtième Siècle was published in 1883, and is a far more comical look at life in the 20th century than La Vie Électr...

More futurism from French illustrator and author Albert Robida. Le Vingtième Siècle was published in and is a far more comical look at life in the century than La Vie Électr.

History of the future, from 1910; a sort of television, in 2000

Postcards to the Future--the year 2000 in 1910

Postcard of the future, 1910

Albert Robida. Le vingtième siècle: la vie électrique (1893)

“La Vie Électrique” by Albert Robida, 1890

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