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20 Hilarious Predictions About the Year 2020 Made Long Ago

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20 Hilarious Predictions About the Year 2020 Made Long Ago

It's hard to fathom that we're just 14 months away from the year 2020. There's something about those four numbers together that just sound futuristic, like a date that George Jetson or Flash Gordon would have signed on their checks. If you asked us 10 or even 20 years ago what we expected in the year 2020, we probably would’ve guessed that we'd all be eating synthetic food pills and being served by robot butlers. But ask us the same question now and our best prediction is that 2020 will be mostly the same as today, but with slightly more expensive smartphones.

For the last 100 years, thinking about 2020 has brought out the active imaginations in so many. And we're not talking about fringe thinkers warning about the end of the world. We mean serious futurists and engineers and science writers, who've thought long and hard about what modern civilizations can expect from the year 2020 and beyond. Some of it is so over-the-top insane that we have to wonder if they weren't just pulling our leg the whole time. But here's the thing about scientists who ponder the future achievements of man: They hardly ever end their predictions with “Just kidding!”

Here are 20 predictions about the year 2020 that sure do sound like jokes, but you can rest assured that somebody, somewhere, some time, really expected this stuff to happen. And if you want to take a deep look past 2020, check out 30 Craziest Predictions About the Future Experts Say Are Going to Happen.

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