19th Century Postcards of Year 2000

Many people are curious about what the future holds, including French artist Jean-Marc Cote back in 1900. He, along with some colleagues, attempted to predict the world in the year 2000. Some may appear absurd, while others aren’t that crazy at all, such as machines that help you try on clothing, automated floor scrubbers, and farming technology. Now the aerial firefighters is another story.In all, there are a total of 87 cards, which debuted at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, and compiled into the “Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000” book. Click here to view the first image in this week’s WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you reverse a backwards running competition.