The people of France thought they could predict the future back in 1901, but now we can confirm that they were certainly not channeling Nostradamus.

It’s always fun to try to think about what the future will hold. Hell, just 10 years ago, I never would’ve guessed that I’d be working from home on my laptop or carrying around an iPhone in my pocket. As much as we think we know what’s in store for civilization in the future, the odds aren’t in our favor when it comes to predicting where we’ll go from here.

People in France were asked to predict what life would be like in the year 2000 over 100 years ago, and their responses were absolutely hilarious. In most cases, they weren’t too far off in terms of what was possible, but the drawings that accompany their responses show some old-world alternatives to many of our contemporary luxuries.

1. One person believed that a machine could make eggs hatch in as little as three seconds.

 

One person believed that a machine could make eggs hatch in as little as three seconds.