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Joseph Wetzler, Electric Lamps fed from Space, and Flames that do not Consume

Joseph Wetzler, Electric Lamps fed from Space, and Flames that do not Consume, 1891

Description of Nikola Tesla's coil experiments and lectures.

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John Elfreth Watkins, What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years

John Elfreth Watkins, What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years, 1900

Speculation about technological and social progress in the coming 20th century

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George Sylvester Viereck, A Machine to End War

George Sylvester Viereck, A Machine to End War, 1935

An interview with Nikola Tesla, containing speculation about his inventions and the afterlife.

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Nikola Tesla, The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

Nikola Tesla, The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, 1900

An extended description of the revolutionary potential of Tesla's inventions.

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Francis Lynde Stetson, The Uses of Niagara's Water Power

Francis Lynde Stetson, The Uses of Niagara's Water Power, 1895

Speculation about how electricity from Niagara would be used.

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Roger Riordan, A Dream of the Future World's Fair

Roger Riordan, A Dream of the Future World's Fair, 1901

Speculation about what would be on show in the World's Fairs of the future, in the context of the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

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Thomas Commerford Martin, Tesla's Oscillator and Other Inventions

Thomas Commerford Martin, Tesla's Oscillator and Other Inventions, 1895

A descriptions of Tesla's oscillator experiments and their potential for the future of electricity

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Arthur Kennelly, Electricity in the Household

Arthur Kennelly, Electricity in the Household, 1890

A description of how electricity would be used in the domestic settings of the future

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John Edward Henry Gordon, The Latest Electrical Discovery

John Edward Henry Gordon, The Latest Electrical Discovery, 1892

A description of Nikola Tesla's 1892 public experiments and speculation about future lighting systems.

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George Forbes, Harnessing Niagara

George Forbes, Harnessing Niagara, 1895

A description of the Niagara hydro-electric project by a member of the International Niagara Commission.

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Electricity as a Factor in Happiness

Electricity as a Factor in Happiness, 1881

Sceptical attack on electrical speculations about the future.

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At the Fair

At the Fair, 1893

An account of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

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E. Jay Edwards, The Capture of Niagara

E. Jay Edwards, The Capture of Niagara, 1894

Description of the project to generate electricity at Niagara Falls

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Candace Wheeler, A Dream City

Candace Wheeler, A Dream City, Harper's Magazine, 1893

Discussion of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago 1893

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Mark Twain, From the 'London Times' of 1904

Mark Twain 1898, From the 'London Times' of 1904, Century Magazine

A short story about the telectroscope - a device for transmitting sight over a distance.

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William Crookes, Some Possibilities of Electricity

William Crookes 1892, Some Possibilities of Electricity, Fortnightly Review

An article by chemist and natural philosopher William Crookes describing his speculations about future uses of electricity

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Chauncy Montgomery McGovern, The New Wizard of the West

Chauncy Montgomery McGovern 1899, The New Wizard of the West, Pearson's Magazine

Description of Nikola Tesla and his Colorado Springs experiments

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Cleveland Moffet, Seeing by Wire

Cleveland Moffet 1899, Seeing by Wire

Description of Jan Szczepanik's telectroscope experiments

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J. M. Bacon, Telegraphing from the Clouds

J. M. Bacon 1899, Telegraphing from the Clouds

A description of Tesla's experiments on wireless transmission of electrical power.

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Aviation

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Aviation

Painting of the rescue of USAT Dorchester survivors by USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77) on 3 February 1943 in the North Atlantic Ocean., Ocean

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Painting of the rescue of USAT Dorchester survivors by USCGC Escanaba (WPG-77) on 3 February 1943 in the North Atlantic Ocean., Ocean

Forecasting

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Forecasting

Automation

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Automation

Articles about automation.

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Apron

'Apron', TIME magazine

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Medicine: Eyes Ripped

'Medicine: Eyes Ripped', TIME magazine

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Medicine: Tips for Terrestrials

'Medicine: Tips for Terrestrials', TIME magazine

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Medicine: Claustrophobia

'Medicine: Claustrophobia', TIME magazine

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Medicine: Bombs and Bandages

'Medicine: Bombs and Bandages', TIME magazine

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Science: Anti-Drop

'Science: Anti-Drop', TIME magazine

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Science: Science & War

'Science: Science & War', TIME magazine

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