Thursday, May 24, 2007

Year 2000 Time Capsule (1958)

The June 10, 1958 edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune ran an article about predictions for Chicagoland and the world. The predictions were sealed in a time capsule and supposed to be opened in the year 2000. Below is an excerpt from the article as well as a copy of the piece in its entirety.

The predictions included the conquering of space, advanced atomic energy and electronic progress, a higher standard of living, shorter working hours, and longer vacations (with four weeks as the average). The chicken in every pot and a car in every garage forecast has been changed to a helicopter and heliport in every back yard.

See also:
Commuter Helicopter (1947)


Andrew said...

Which leads to the obvious question of did they ever open it?

Scott Haley said...

I did a Google search, and I didn't find this time capsule, but I found stories about other ones from 1958 that have been opened. Time capsules were popular in 1958.