Childhood Predictions for the Year 2000


In 1980, I was seven years old and a student at Mannheim Elementary School in Mannheim, Germany.  My teacher assigned a creative writing project in which we would predict what life would be like in the year 2000.

That was twenty years into the future, which seemed like an eternity to me.  I thought about it for a few minutes and then I began writing.

The first thing I said was that I would probably be dead of old age by then.  I also wrote about people having personal robots to do all the housework and having their own spaceships to travel to other planets for vacation.

Well, I am glad to say that I did not die of old age by the year 2000.  However, I would like to have a personal robot and a spaceship.


6 thoughts on “Childhood Predictions for the Year 2000

  1. It’s great to be able to look back and see what you were thinking at a young age. Glad you haven’t died of “old age” yet. LOL I look forward to the days of the personal spaceships and visiting other planets. I always wanted to be an astronaut.


  2. Well if we could all see into the future! At present I await a ferry to Vancouver Island, BC I am not sure if when I was 30 years old in 1980i would have seen me celebrating my 67th birthday sitting in a ferry line up for 3hrs……my son, daughter in law and 3yr old grandson will be waiting on t’other side f the ocean:). The idea of having extra ferries on Friday must have been a thought for the future too! Do you have a Roomba?


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