Flying Cars and Underwater Croquet: France in the 21st Century

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17th Nov, 2012

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According to some artists’ predictions of the future in the late 19th century, France is way behind. A series of futuristic drawings set in the year 2000 by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists were published at the turn of the century in France on cigarette boxes and postcards. Two things to note. 1) The French were counting on having machines to do everything for them from brushing their hair to teaching their children in school. 2) There seems to have been the hope that we would all be spending a lot more time under the sea…

(All images via Wikimedia Commons).

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Images via Wikimedia Commons

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