I just stumbled upon this image from a 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics.
The tag line below the image says:
Because everything in her home is waterproof, the housewife of 2000 can do her daily cleaning with a hose.
Though it is easy to make fun of this image it can be incredibly difficult to make predictions about the future. I am reminded of the following image I use to show just how fast technology is changing, making predicting the future so very difficult.
Note: I picked this image up from the Internets a while ago, getting a citation would be great.
Also, one may ask how many years make up a generation?
The typical answer is 25 years, and the one used in this diagram.
This page discusses this at length.
This is indirectly related to my previous post about The more things change…