The year 2000 as envisioned by children in the ’70s

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In February of 1977, Steubenville, Ohio’s Herald-Star published some of the town members’ predictions about what the world will be like at the turn of the millennium, including some written by local middle school children. The Smithsonian Magazine recently compiled some of the students’ original responses, which covered everything from fear of depleting energy sources and increased crime to hopes of living on Mars with robot maids (The Jetsons premiered in 1962). Head to the source to take a look into the minds of 1970’s youth and their outlooks on the future, some of which accurately describe the world we live in today.

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