German Retro-futuristic Views of the Year 2000

The early 20th century was home to a startling number of futurist predictions about what the world of the future—that is to say, the year 2000—would look like. Many of these predictions were simply outlandish and lacked the imagination to capture what an airplane, for example, would look like a hundred years from now—imagining instead bi-planes tethered to hot air balloons instead of jet engines. Others, however, were less outlandish.

Here’s what the Germans came up with in 1900.