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This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]]. Not to be confused with the book [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years:_A_Forecast_for_the_21st_Century The Next 100 Years]], by geopolitical scientist George Friedman, which predicts the ''21st century''.

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This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]]. Not to be confused with the book [[https://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years:_A_Forecast_for_the_21st_Century The Next 100 Years]], Years]]'', by geopolitical scientist George Friedman, which predicts the ''21st century''.


An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., hot and cold air are to be supplied via pipes from a central plant, wild animals exist only in zoos). Some were technically correct, but completely missed the mark (opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment, and while [[DeathFromAbove weaponized flying machines]] and [[TankGoodness forts on wheels]] do exist, they're not the airships and ''literal'' forts on wheels the article predicted). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.

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An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., weren't, such as hot and cold air are to be being supplied via pipes from a central plant, plant and wild animals exist existing only in zoos). zoos. Some were technically correct, but completely missed the mark (opera mark. For example, opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment, we haven't exterminated mosquitoes and flies (although we wish we had), and while [[DeathFromAbove weaponized flying machines]] and [[TankGoodness forts on wheels]] do exist, they're not the airships and ''literal'' forts on wheels that the article predicted). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.
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An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., hot and cold air are to be supplied via pipes from a central plant, wild animals exist only in zoos). Some were technically correct, but completely missed the mark (opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment, and [[DeathFromAbove weaponized flying machines]] and [[TankGoodness forts on wheels]] do exist, but not in the form of airships and ''literal'' forts on wheels). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.

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An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., hot and cold air are to be supplied via pipes from a central plant, wild animals exist only in zoos). Some were technically correct, but completely missed the mark (opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment, and while [[DeathFromAbove weaponized flying machines]] and [[TankGoodness forts on wheels]] do exist, but they're not in the form of airships and ''literal'' forts on wheels).wheels the article predicted). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.


An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., hot and cold air are to be supplied via pipes from a central plant, wild animals exist only in zoos). Some were technically correct, but completely missed the mark (opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.

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An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., hot and cold air are to be supplied via pipes from a central plant, wild animals exist only in zoos). Some were technically correct, but completely missed the mark (opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment).entertainment, and [[DeathFromAbove weaponized flying machines]] and [[TankGoodness forts on wheels]] do exist, but not in the form of airships and ''literal'' forts on wheels). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.


This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]]. Not to be confused with the book [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years:_A_Forecast_for_the_21st_Century The Next 100 Years]], by geopolitical scientist George Friedman.

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This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]]. Not to be confused with the book [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years:_A_Forecast_for_the_21st_Century The Next 100 Years]], by geopolitical scientist George Friedman.Friedman, which predicts the ''21st century''.


* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The article predicts that Mexico, Nicaragua, and many other Central and South American countries would have willingly joined the USA to escape European expansionism. This, naturally, did not happen. On the other hand, the article's low guess on the population of America is pretty close to the reality (350,000,000; actual US population census in 2000 281,421,906).

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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The article predicts that Mexico, Nicaragua, and many other Central and South American countries would have willingly joined the USA to escape European expansionism. This, naturally, did not happen. On the other hand, the article's low guess on the population of America is pretty close to the reality (350,000,000; actual US population census in 2000 2000: 281,421,906).


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This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]]. Not to be confused with the book [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years:_A_Forecast_for_the_21st_Century The Next 100 Years]], be geopolitical scientist George Friedman.

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This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]]. Not to be confused with the book [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years:_A_Forecast_for_the_21st_Century The Next 100 Years]], be by geopolitical scientist George Friedman.


* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The article predicts that Mexico, Nicaragua, and many other Central and South American countries would have willingly joined the USA to escape European expansionism. This, naturally, did not happen. On the other hand, the article's low guess on the population of America is ''very'' close to the reality (350,000,000).

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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The article predicts that Mexico, Nicaragua, and many other Central and South American countries would have willingly joined the USA to escape European expansionism. This, naturally, did not happen. On the other hand, the article's low guess on the population of America is ''very'' pretty close to the reality (350,000,000).(350,000,000; actual US population census in 2000 281,421,906).


This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]].

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This article has been copied around the Internet. Since it is from 1900, it has fallen into the public domain, and may be found among other places [[http://personal.psu.edu/staff/t/w/twa101/whatmayhappen.pdf here]]. Not to be confused with the book [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Next_100_Years:_A_Forecast_for_the_21st_Century The Next 100 Years]], be geopolitical scientist George Friedman.


An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., hot and cold air are to be supplied via pipes from a central plant, wild animals exist only in zoos). Some were technically correct, but missed the mark (opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.

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An article originally published in the ''Ladies' Home Journal'' in 1900 predicting what may happen by the year 2000. Some predictions were surprisingly accurate, managing to predict air conditioning, fast food, and global transmission of news. Some weren't (e.g., hot and cold air are to be supplied via pipes from a central plant, wild animals exist only in zoos). Some were technically correct, but completely missed the mark (opera ''is'' transmitted to private homes, but it's hardly a major form of entertainment). And we only wish that we had exterminated mosquitoes and flies.


* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The article predicts that Mexico, Nicaragua, and many other Central and South American countries would have joined the USA to escape European expansionism. This, naturally, did not happen. On the other hand, the article's low guess on the population of America is ''very'' close to the reality (350,000,000).

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* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: The article predicts that Mexico, Nicaragua, and many other Central and South American countries would have willingly joined the USA to escape European expansionism. This, naturally, did not happen. On the other hand, the article's low guess on the population of America is ''very'' close to the reality (350,000,000).



* ScienceMarchesOn[[invoked]]:
** The article assumes that air travel will be done by dirigibles, and would be rather limited in scope. Airplanes wouldn't be invented for another twenty years after it was written.
** Hydro-electricity is posited to be the primary source of power for all civilization. The article was written before the discovery of nuclear energy, which is much more feasible for providing our power needs than water. While hydro-electricity is used in some locations, these tend to only be where there's a convenient waterfall or dammed river to take advantage of nearby.
** The article assumes that pests like flies and mosquitoes would be exterminated, and that swamplands would be filled in. Since the article's writing, we've learned much about the ecosystem and how much of a role both those things play in it, and exterminating mosquitoes or flies, while maybe ''possible'', is not something today's scientists would seriously consider.

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