It’s easy to underestimate the future if you know what I mean. It will come in all the forms and shapes that you haven’t even imagined yet. If someone were to say to me that they knew what the future would look like, I would immediately be concerned about that person’s well being. And, since the chances are quite slim that this person was really from the future, I wouldn’t think much of the remark in the first place. However, it’s not a crime to imagine or predict, so maybe it would be good to at least remember the details of such a statement. We have seen it time and again that predicting the future is pretty much useless unless you have a backup for almost every scenario you might come across. And, history has shown us that this isn’t always the case.
Back in 1910, Villemard started predicting the future on paper. With each brush stroke, an elegant picture of the future came to life. It is amazing how accurate these paintings are. Sure, we don’t have personal wings or flying machines (individual ones that is) just yet, and the cars are a bit different as well. However, the overall look of 2000 pretty much made perfect sense.
The accuracy of these images is not in the way they are drawn but in the toys, gadgets and gizmos that are depicted therein. I wish someone today would do the same thing and predict the future in a hundred years from now. That would give our children a chance to see how lame we were, and how off we were in predicting their future. I can’t stop looking at these masterpieces. They are just… oddly beautiful in so many ways.