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The Future, As It Used To Look

As early as 1899, French artists were imagining the world as it would look in the 21st century. Works by Jean-Marc Cote and other artists were first produced for the World Exposition in Paris, and were later enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes. The drawings, described by the artists as utopian in view, envisioned everything from mechanized barber shops and flying policemen to diving underwater -- to fish for seagulls flying overhead.