En L’An 2000 (In the Year 2000) is a series of visionary cigarette cards and postcards by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists. First produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris – the cards were distributed in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910 – the world of the future in 2000 was plain to see.
Technology would not create a dystopian future. Science would increase our leisure time, create plentiful food and enable us to fly everywhere. 2000 AD would be terrific.
But that was then. And we’re still asking, ‘Dude, where my flying car?’