Predictions from the 1900 Ladies Home Journal
Some of were wildly optomistic: "There Will Be No Street Cars in Our Large Cities. All hurry traffic will be below or high above ground when brought within city limits."
or "Mosquitoes, house-flies and roaches will have been practically exterminated. Boards of health will have destroyed all mosquito haunts and breeding-grounds, drained all stagnant pools, filled in all swamp-lands, and chemically treated all still-water streams"

Some weren't optomistic enough: "There will be air-ships, but they will not successfully compete with surface cars and water vessels for passenger or freight traffic.

Some were surprisingly accurate: "Giant guns will shoot twenty-five miles or more, and will hurl anywhere within such a radius shells exploding and destroying whole cities...Fleets of air-ships, hiding themselves with dense, smoky mists, thrown off by themselves as they move, will float over cities, fortifications, camps or fleets. They will surprise foes below by hurling upon them deadly thunderbolts."

All are quite entertaining - definitely worth a look-see
Link: 1900 Predictions
ROUS  Annette Collins, Monday, 4-23-07 5:40 PM
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