I just stumbled across these gorgeous illustrations of the year 2000 as drawn in 1910, by way of Paleo-Future. The National Library of France credits these to Villemard, and though they seem laughable at first, when you think about it they’re not far off the mark if you replace the clothing, architecture and technologies with more recent ones.
I was going to be a teacher until I actually started teaching. I saw schools cramming information into kids’ heads and I saw those kids struggling with that. Why can’t we teach them what they want to know, of things they have an actual aptitude for?!
Hearing The Newspaper
I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw a horse in its natural environment. They’re trotted out (ha!) for entertainment these days rather than utilised as transportation or simply left to their own free will.
A Chemical Dinner
Of all the illustrations, this rung true the most. We live in an age wherein most of us have no idea where our food is sourced from. Most of it is bog full of chemicals, colouring, preservatives and flavour enhancers. It’s kind of ridiculous if you reflect on it for too long, and makes you more than a little paranoid about what you put in your mouth!