Wacky Victorian images of the future revealed.

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Many of the pictures have a sea theme, with this one showing divers feeding birds.<br />
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A remarkable set of drawings which were produced in 1899 to predict the future have come to light - and some of the ideas are plain wacky.<br />
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Their outlandish vision of the world in 2000 includes flying cars, whales pulling coaches and games of croquet under the sea.<br />
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The illustrations were produced by a group of French artists for a Paris exhibition entitled 'En L'An 2000'. (In the year 2000)<br />
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They did not foresee a man on the moon or the first computer, but predicted people would be playing tennis with bat wings.