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The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910

The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910
In 1910, French artist Villemard produced a series of illustrations depicting what life might be like in the year 2000. Yeah, he pretty much nailed it. See more here on Flickr Via

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web.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/index.shtml This page is an archive, the contents of which provide a snapshot in time--describing potential societal concerns arising from increased knowledge of our personal DNA as described and studied during the HGP (1990-2003). The content of this page is as it was at the close of the project with the exception of minor repairs such as the removal of broken links. The U.S. Space junk Skip to Content Home » Space junk facts Space junk facts Bookmark/Search this post with: Copyright © 2014 . Copyright 2010 Ben Gilliland

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