100-Year-Old Predictions about 2014

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To ring in the new year, xkcd’s Randall Munroe compiled some predictions from the early 1900s about the twenty-first century in general and 2014 in particular.

2014Some are laughably wrong, some are uncomfortably accurate, and a few are just sort of weird (if only we did “subsist entirely on jellies” in 2014, you optimistic denizen of 1903!).

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Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →