Retro images reveal predictions for how life would look today with people walking on water and airplanes with pools (but sat nav and video calls weren’t too far wrong!)

  • Retro snaps show what people from decades ago thought today would look like
  • The snaps including their predictions for modern mobile phones and air travel 
  • One person from 1900 thought people would be walking across lakes by 2000
  • While another invention included the creation of high-tech self-driving cars 

By Kate Dennett For Mailonline

Sci-fi movies always give us a fictional and often exaggerated idea what the future or living in outer space might look like, including high-tech new inventions. And these retro pictures and drawings, collated by Bored Panda, show a 20th century view of what the future might look like, including their predictions for mobile phones and air travel. People from around the world have been sharing snaps of the futuristic inventions, which include an illustration from 1900 that predicted that by the year 2000, people would be using balloons to walk across lakes.

Other inventions that were far from accurate included floating trains and airplanes that looked more like a cruise ship with a swimming pool in a glass pod.  However, predictions for high-tech self-driving cars, and a rather retro version of video calling, which included talking into a horn-like speaker, bear some relation to reality. Here, FEMAIL shares the sci-fi version of present day society that was imagined by people from across the last century.

Retro pictures, collated by Bored Panda , show what people from decades ago thought the future would look like, including their predictions jetliner air travel (pictured)

Retro pictures, collated by Bored Panda , show what people from decades ago thought the future would look like, including their predictions jetliner air travel (pictured)

People from around the world shared the futuristic inventions, which included people from 1900 predicting that by 2000, people would be using balloons to walk on lakes (pictured)

People from around the world shared the futuristic inventions, which included people from 1900 predicting that by 2000, people would be using balloons to walk on lakes (pictured)

Another picture showed what NASA predicted life in space would look like, and it definitely resembles something from a futuristic sci-fi movie

Another picture showed what NASA predicted life in space would look like, and it definitely resembles something from a futuristic sci-fi movie

In 1956, people predicted what the future of phones would look like and came up with a chunky handheld landline that it slightly less tech-savvy than a smartphone

In 1956, people predicted what the future of phones would look like and came up with a chunky handheld landline that it slightly less tech-savvy than a smartphone 

Another snap from 1960 predicted that people would be driving spacious self-driving cars, while they could enjoy playing board games on their journey

Another snap from 1960 predicted that people would be driving spacious self-driving cars, while they could enjoy playing board games on their journey

Oscar Newman famously envisioned what a nuclear-proof underground city below Manhattan might resemble back in 1969

Oscar Newman famously envisioned what a nuclear-proof underground city below Manhattan might resemble back in 1969

While the person who created this car navigation system in the 1950s will no doubt be surprised with the technological leaps and bounds that have been made in this field

While the person who created this car navigation system in the 1950s will no doubt be surprised with the technological leaps and bounds that have been made in this field

An artist in 1930 painted their own version of what video calling would look like, which includes a round screen that people can speak into using a horn-shaped speaker

An artist in 1930 painted their own version of what video calling would look like, which includes a round screen that people can speak into using a horn-shaped speaker

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one person was surprised at Walter Molino's 1962 painting of what life in 2022 would look like, which saw people travelling in one-person bubble cars

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one person was surprised at Walter Molino’s 1962 painting of what life in 2022 would look like, which saw people travelling in one-person bubble cars 

People were left in stitches at James Bond receiving an old-fashioned 'text' on his watch in 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me

People were left in stitches at James Bond receiving an old-fashioned ‘text’ on his watch in 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me

In 1957, one person predicted that a house in the future would look like floating bubbles bizarrely sitting above the ground

In 1957, one person predicted that a house in the future would look like floating bubbles bizarrely sitting above the ground

One invention called Artoo-Deco, created by Kurt Zimmerman, was inspired by Star Wars and saw an art-deco version of the robot being created in real life

One invention called Artoo-Deco, created by Kurt Zimmerman, was inspired by Star Wars and saw an art-deco version of the robot being created in real life 

 Another snap from the 1940s showed what they believed food delivery services would look like, featuring a chef in a car, which then appeared at your door with your ready made food

Another snap from the 1940s showed what they believed food delivery services would look like, featuring a chef in a car, which then appeared at your door with your ready made food

This large building was a drawing from 1970 that envisioned what a futuristic version of the Netherlands might look like

This large building was a drawing from 1970 that envisioned what a futuristic version of the Netherlands might look like

In 1981, one person created a unique vision of what might happen to suburban areas due to lack of space, showing full houses with gardens piled on top of each other like flats

In 1981, one person created a unique vision of what might happen to suburban areas due to lack of space, showing full houses with gardens piled on top of each other like flats

One spacious car creation showed families driving in style as there was enough room in the fictional vehicle to play the piano, watch TV, bring your animals, and eat on a table

One spacious car creation showed families driving in style as there was enough room in the fictional vehicle to play the piano, watch TV, bring your animals, and eat on a table

Another transport picture, designed by the Soviets in the 1930s, predicted that people would be travelling through the air on what appeared to be floating trains

Another transport picture, designed by the Soviets in the 1930s, predicted that people would be travelling through the air on what appeared to be floating trains 

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