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'[OT] Engineer's predictions from 100 years ago'
2012\01\11@152936 by cdb

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Apparently an American John Elfreth Watkins (not enough people have the name Elfreth these days) circa 1900 made a number of preditions about how the world would be 100 years later in a magazine called the Ladies' Home Journal.

He is said to have mused on.

High speed colour transmittable photography.

Americans would be 2" taller on average (what about the rest of the world?).

Wireless telephony.

Ready Meals.

Forced vegetable growing.

Television.

Tanks and high speed trains.

He was wrong about the English language losing the letters C, X, Q.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16444966

Colin

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cdb,  on 12/01/2012

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