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Video: Back in the early 1950s, a ventriloquist named Paul Winchell had a TV show that featured his dummy named Jerry Mahoney. The program was a hit and is perhaps most notable today for featuring Carol Burnett's TV debut. But even if you aren't interested in ventriloquism, one episode from 20 December 1953 will be amusing to fans of paleofuturism. That holiday season episode imagined what Christmas would look like in the futuristic year 2000.

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.

Video: Back in the early 1950s, a ventriloquist named Paul Winchell had a TV show that featured his dummy named Jerry Mahoney. The program was a hit and is perhaps most notable today for featuring Carol Burnett's TV debut. But even if you aren't interested in ventriloquism, one episode from 20 December 1953 will be amusing to fans of paleofuturism. That holiday season episode imagined what Christmas would look like in the futuristic year 2000.