25 Weird Old Predictions For The 21st Century

Predictions from the past for how we’d live today run the gamut from the outrageously far-fetched to the eerily accurate. In this episode of The List Show, Erin (@erincmccarthy) talks about predictions for the 21st century from sci-fi writers like Isaac Asimov and public figures like Benjamin Franklin. You’ll learn which inventor thought coffee would fall out of favor by the year 2000 and how certain futurists believed we would be able to control the weather. How did people think we'd live in the year 2000? What predictions from the past turned out to be true? Learn more about weird old predictions from the past in our article, What 19th-Century Germans Thought Life Would Be Like in 2000: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/57835/12-predictions-year-2000-19th-century-german-chocolate-company Learn more about Theodore Roosevelt's quest for simplified spelling in our podcast, History Vs. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/608033/history-vs-podcast-theodore-roosevelt-vs-language In case you forgot, The List Show is a trivia-tastic, fact-filled show for curious people. Subscribe here for new List Show episodes the first and third Wednesday of each month: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpZ5qUqpW4hW4zdfuBxMSJA?sub_confirmation=1 Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: https://facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine

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