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Quirky video and picture website AcidCow has collected a series of colored sketches created in 1910 that imagine what the year 2000 would look like. We've collected some of our favorites on this page, but you can see the complete collection here.

The sketches, filled with depictions of flying boats and a strange contraption that shreds books and feeds the information to a classroom filled with students through a series of wires, are laughable at first glance. But take a closer look and you'll see that the creators were on to something: gun-equipped vehicles, projectors, armored battle wagons, a magnet-powered train--all things that we use today in some form.

What else can you find in the sketches?

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