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A century ago people predicted future like this

In 1900, a German chocolate company predicted lifestyle of inhabitants of 21st century through a series of postcards.

It was part of a marketing campaign that Theodore Hildebrand and Son chocolate company slipped colorful cards into chocolate boxes.

The cards envisioned people enjoying boundless leisure and comfort after undergoing technological advancement of a century.

The predicted range of activities included live broadcasts of plays to cities covered with weather-proof glass roofs and mobile city blocks.

Weather-controlling machines


A hybrid railship


Tourist submarines


Weather-proof city roofing


Personal airships


Tourism at the North Pole


X-ray surveillance device


Strolling on a lake with the aid of balloons


Movable sidewalks


Moving an entire city block by rail
Personal flying machines
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