Is it possible to see the future? Can you have such a vision stir within that you can see things long before they come to pass? There are examples of this such as the Bible which has told things centuries in advance of their comming to pass. In other things too this has happened. Wallace Wattles fortold of the airline industry in 1910 at a time when the Wright Brothers were still struggling to make flight safe. Published at Alltop.
Over one hundred years ago, John Elfreth Watkins predicted what life would be like a century after. Watkins, a civil engineer by trade, had a better idea of where technology was going than probably anyone reading the few magazines in which his prophesies appeared. In fact, the readers probably thought Watkins was a total nut. But as it turns out, Watkins was right about at least 10 things.
Take a look at one:
“Wireless telephone and telegraph circuits will span the world. A husband in the middle of the Atlantic will be able to converse with his wife sitting in her boudoir in Chicago. We will be able to telephone to China quite as readily as we now talk from New York to Brooklyn.”
Keep in mind that this was fifteen years before the first phone call from coast-to-coast in the US.
Other predictions include digital photography, 150 mile per hour trains, and mobile phones as can be seen here.
“Photographs will be telegraphed from any distance. If there be a battle in China a hundred years hence, snapshots of its most striking events will be published in the newspapers an hour later…. photographs will reproduce all of nature’s colours.”This showed major foresight, says Mr Nilsson. When Watkins was making his predictions, it would have taken a week for a picture of something happening in China to make its way into Western papers.
People thought photography itself was a miracle, and colour photography was very experimental, he says.
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