Nobody thinks about future methods of transportation or commuting and thinks "Wow, that's going to be incredible" any more. But for 100 years, from the Radium Age to the Space Age, people's imaginations were on fire. Commuter rockets! Super-fast trains! UFO buses. Check out the most beguiling illustrations below.
A futuristic view of air travel over Paris as people leave the Opera in the Year 2000, an illustration by Albert Robida, 1882.
Police patrol the skies and women are seen driving their own aircraft between some buses and limousines.
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Personal flying machines, airships and amphibious locomotives (or wheeled ships?) on century-old postcards tried to depict what life would be like in the year 2000. These cards were produced by the German Hildebrands chocolate company around 1900.
Moscow in 2259, illustrations from 1914