Being a scientist predicting the future must be a tough job. In fact, I am not sure why anyone would want to make specific predictions – the chances of you being 100% accurate are quite dismal. In fact, some predictions are just down-right funny now.
Some of my favorites are from futurists in the late 1800’s who combined the burgeoning scientific discoveries of the time with a vivid imagination to make predictions of the future. A number of outlandish predictions from around the turn of the 20th century were immortalized in a series artist’s renderings by France and Germany to entice public excitement over the coming new century. My favorites are the Airborne Firefighter’s, the Whale-Bus, and the Weather Control Machine