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Ten 100-year predictions that came true

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Ten 100-year predictions that came true

In 1900, an American civil engineer called John Elfreth Watkins made a number of predictions about what the world would be like in 2000. How did he do?

As is customary at the start of a new year, the media has been full of predictions about what may happen in the months ahead.

But a much longer forecast made in 1900 by a relatively unknown engineer has been re-circulating in the past few days.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-16444966
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"I walk alone and do no evil, having only a few wishes, just like an elephant in the forest."

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Makes me wonder what people in 2112 will have to say about this site.
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Yeah, it's crazy how close to the mark he was on some of these, but predictions for the next century are going to be far more difficult IMO, what with the variables involved. Saying that the 20th century saw some drastic game changers, particularly the wars. Let's just hope we don't have any of those this century...
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hahaha.......what really mattered in 1900 was the size of strawberry !! lol !

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Well here's the public list of things that should be with us by 2112:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-16536598

Pretty poor list IMO...
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http://www.bbc.co.uk...gazine-16536598


"Deserts will become tropical forests" ?

Would've thought it was the other way round...





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