In the Year 2889

Try to imagine our world 2000 years from now… imagine how people will be living, and the technology they will be using.  Then ponder, for just a moment, how many of those inventions might truly come to pass.

Jules Verne lived from 1828 to 1905, and in 1889 he (or possibly his son) not only tried to imagine life in 2889, but put pen to paper, and shared their thoughts in this short story.

“The discovery of nutritive air is still in the future,”

In some portions of the story you can feel the author bound by the ideas of their time — it was the period when novels came out a chapter a time in newspapers before being gathered together and bound as the books we now know.  Yet there are other places where he foresees the DVR, a version of Skype, all conveyed in the language and writing style of the 1880s, a juxtaposition that oddly serves to remind the reader that this was written by someone living in an age before computers and televisions, and yet able to imagine, and dream, of such concepts being not only invented, but used in daily life.

So take a moment, perhaps before you read this, or maybe after, and imagine life 2000 years from now.  What do you think might be invented?  What do you take for granted that you simply see remaining, in some form or another, a part of daily life?

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