The Future Of Aviation – From 1900

Future of Travel.jpgI suppose we’ve all wondered what life will be like in the future.

I myself am upset that we never got those personal jet packs we were promised back in the 1960s.

What we have above is a postcard from 1900 Germany, that postulates what the world of aviation will be like in the year 2000.

Keep in mind that aside from gliders, balloons, dirigibles and zeppelins, there was not yet one successful flight of a heavier-than-air machine.

I can only see one “motor” in the picture above, so perhaps the other two are flying via solar power…

Sadly, the fashion of 1900s Germany did not seem to progress in the imagination of the artist’s view of 2000.

Happy 2019! I will be back to more regularly scheduled articles shortly.

About mreman47

Andrew was born in London, UK, raised in Toronto, Canada, and cavorted in Ohtawara, Japan for three years. He is married, has a son and a cat. He has over 35,000 comic books and a plethora of pioneer aviation-related tobacco and sports cards and likes to build LEGO dioramas. He has written and been an editor for various industrial magazines, has scripted comic books, ghost-written blogs for business sectors galore, and hates writing in the 3rd person. He also hates having to write this crap that no one will ever read. He works on his Pioneers Of Aviation - a cool blog on early fliers - even though it takes him so much time to do. He also wants to do more writing - for money, though. Help him out so he can stop talking in the 3rd person.
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3 Responses to The Future Of Aviation – From 1900

  1. rhondasummer says:

    I love these cards! Wouldn’t they be surprised today at our technology, but still no jet packs or hover boards.


  2. David Pflieger says:

    It’s funny to see what people thought the future would hold for 2000. Great article. Thanks for sharing!


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