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Looking Forward: A Dream of the United States of the Americas in 1999

Looking Forward: A Dream of the United States of the Americas in 1999 (Paperback)

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"The author respectfully submits it as his firm and immovable conviction, that the United States of America, in the years to come, will govern the entire Western Hemisphere." These words, written by Arthur Bird in 1899, were his premonition as to the direction of the US one hundred years in the future. Not only did Bird cover the financial status of our country, but the world as a whole. While many of his predictions were quite outlandish, several were remarkably visionary and accurate-including Bird's early drawing of "Aerial Navigation" before the Wright brothers ever took flight. Included in this book are predictions that: Our lunches would consist of "nutritious pellets"Drunkenness would be "very rare"Cigarette smokers would be arrested on sightEvery American home would include a robot "valet" And much more! Looking Forward is an incredible view of the world before the turn of the twentieth century. While we've come far as a country since 1899, there are many things Bird mentions to which we still aspire. He had high hopes for our civilization as a whole and as a superpower. While we have indeed accomplished a great deal, there's always room for improvement, and Bird's vision of his future remains relevant in shaping our own.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Publication Date: 02/01/2014 ISBN-13: 9781626364080  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Arthur Bird served as vice-consul-general of America at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He wrote his predictions on the status of the United States one hundred years in the future, of which several came true.

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