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According to the LA Times in 1923, it took trams 30 minutes to move just six blocks in downtown LA that summer. The automobile had invaded the city, and the trams were owned by private companies that didn't want to spend any money on improvements. The dream? Elevating mass transit, like in the 1923 model above by Los Angeles inventor Fletcher E. Felts.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

According to the LA Times in 1923, it took trams 30 minutes to move just six blocks in downtown LA that summer. The automobile had invaded the city, and the trams were owned by private companies that didn't want to spend any money on improvements. The dream? Elevating mass transit, like in the 1923 model above by Los Angeles inventor Fletcher E. Felts.