10 incredible futuristic predictions of the past
Every year we see the appearance of many technological improvements, developments, breakthroughs that make the - what really soul twist - our lives better. And every year people continue to try to predict how these developments will change our future. But to predict the future is very difficult, almost impossible. Although people from the past been able to guess some things - for example, self-managed and developed communications vehicles - some of the forecasts made by them have not been fulfilled.
The houses will cost $ 5,000 and stand only 25
In 1950, Popular Mechanics published an article entitled "Miracles, which you will see in the next 50 years." The paper put forward the assumption that the building materials - wood, brick, stone - will be too expensive by the year 2000. Instead, the house will be built of metal, plastic sheets and carbonated clay.
To date, these houses were to be cheap (total $ 5,000) and resistant to weathering. Also, it was written on the old stand is only 25 years, because there is no sense to build a house that will stand for centuries.
Appliances should be minimal. For example, it was thought that the dishes will be placed in the sink and dissolve in superheated water at a temperature of 121 degrees Celsius. Plastic is made from cheap raw materials: fruit seeds, soybeans, straw and wood pulp. They believed that sawdust and wood pulp will turn into sweet products, and underwear - in candy.
A loaf of bread will cost $ 8
In 1982, in a book called "The Universal Almanac future," it predicted that "by 2000 the majority of Americans will experience a new prosperity." The rapid development of computers, genetic engineering, as well as the service sector would lead to changes in lifestyle and economic growth. But the authors of the book is also believed that the price of common food products rise sharply. For example, a loaf of bread was supposed to cost $ 8 (about 500 rubles), and a pound of coffee - $ 25 (1,500 rubles).
It was also envisaged that the average salary will grow. In 2010, the secretaries had to pay 95,000 dollars a year, and factory workers - 200 thousand dollars a year (US $ 95 or 6,000 rubles per hour). Of course, these forecasts are treated to America, but who could have fifty years ago to know the current geopolitical situation?
Russia and Alaska are linked by a causeway
In 1960, the Soviet Union released the motion picture titled "The 2017". It describes a day in the life of a boy named Igor and his adventures in a futuristic Moscow. The filmstrip Russia prepares to celebrate the 100-year revolution of 1917. Western "imperialists" were cast, Yenisei and Ob rivers flowing into the Caspian Sea, not in the Arctic Ocean and the Bering Strait dam is built, linking Russia with Alaska.
In the northern regions of the USSR successfully built subglacial city, but eternal spring makes the life of every joyful and fun. Heat obtained from the depths of the earth through underground channels, made of heat-resistant steel, which goes straight to the source of eternal energy.
Underwater hotel for lovers of water sports
In 1964, Isaac Asimov, one of the most famous science fiction writers of the 20th century, visited the World's Fair in New York. Inspired by this visit, he published an essay in The New York Times, tells how the world will look like in 50 years.
Asimov believed that in 2014 will begin the colonization of the continental shelves. Underwater hotels and apartments will be popular accommodation option among those who love water sports. Scuba accommodation will also encourage more efficient use of ocean resources, food and mineral. Azimov also thought that the suburban underground homes, protected from the weather, with good air conditioning and lighting, will be more common.
In the space floating plants, and defeated cancer
In 1983, the Agency for Science and Technology in Tokyo on a survey of 2,000 experts on the subject of what life might be if "all the new technologies and innovations suddenly materialized as if by magic." Some forecasts have been quite accurate, for example, that conventional homes will receive all kinds of information, thanks to the development of digital communication networks.
Other events have gone very wrong. For example, experts predicted that the factories and experimental laboratories will float in space in 2010, taking advantage of the absence of gravity and providing medicines, alloys and other substances in orbit.
Experts also believed that diseases such as cancer, cerebral apoplexy and heart disease will be defeated forever.
nails and hammers will replace the magic glue
In 1960, the magazine The American Weekly took to describe how people are living in 10 years. Their predictions for the future of homes were especially cool, although quite incorrect.
People thought that the house will acquire roofs, automatically change color. These roof on warm days will become lighter shades, and on cold days to make a dark color to retain heat inside the house.
It was also believed that the nails and hammers will be replaced with superglue, but not as we are used to today. A drop of glue on the futuristic iron beams will enable to sustain a "car with four passengers."
Mosquitoes and flies die
In 1900, Ladies Home Journal published an article by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr., entitled "What could happen in the next 100 years." The article was eerily accurate in some projections, such as mobile phones and ready meals, but not so fine in others.
The article, for example, was wrong in the fact that mosquitoes and flies will be virtually eliminated. Ministry of Health of all the countries supposedly destroy all refuge and spawning mosquitoes osushat all stagnant pools, marshes, and fill all the chemically treated all reservoirs.
Remarkably, the author also believed that everyone will be able to go 16 kilometers in a straight line and do not wince. And who can not be regarded as a weakling.
Motorcycles replace flying bicycles
In 1909, The New York Times interviewed the French occultist Henri Antoine Jules-Bois on his vision of the future. "The philosopher-prophet" predicted that the motorcycles and cars will be forgotten in 100 years, and replace them flying bicycles, allowing citizens to travel by air.
Bois is also believed that in the cities, no one will live by night. The city will be associated only with business. As a result, they prefer to live in rural areas or in urban gardens. Bois believed that flying boats, flying cars and pneumatic railways will eventually become so prevalent that the question of moving time becomes absolutely irrelevant when choosing a home.
The highway will be air-conditioned in the desert regions of
In 1950, in one of the shows, "Disneyland" series showed how transport and highways will change with time in America.
It was predicted that the multi-colored bus system will allow drivers to easily get to your destination simply by following the color bar. Heating will maintain the road surface dry in the rain, sleet and snow. In hot arid areas of the road they will be equipped with air conditioning. The tunnels will be created with the help of nuclear reactors, which will use heat to the mountains, instantly melting the solid stone. Giant rollers will instantly transform a rough soil in broad highway ready, instantly, and insurmountable barriers and rocks will be equipped with escalators.
Airfields skyscraper will carry passengers between the cities of
In the 1920s, some people thought that skyscrapers airfields would be a perfect way to transport passengers between the cities. People imagined runways that stretched across multiple buildings or played with the edge of a skyscraper.
One architect was so inspired by this idea that he offered to build a giant table with skyscrapers, legs and place the top of the landing area. There were other suggestions. However, you can give them a little more time?