There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future. “France in the Year 2000” is one example.
The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist depictions of what life might look like in the year 2000. The first series of images were printed and enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes around the time of the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, according to the Public Domain Review, then later turned into postcards.
Cool. I love stuff like this. Sometimes folks come close.