'Tis the season to make predictions, what will the New Year hold for us? While making a short range prediction for a year is tough enough, imagine trying to predict what the next 80 years would bring. That is just what we have here, forecasts for the year 2011 made by great thinkers from 1931.

Great men such as W.J. Mayo, Henry Ford, Arthur Keith, Arthur Compton, Willis R. Whitney, Robert Millikan, Michael Pupin and William F. Ogburn all shared their views of what the future held. Some of the predictions were right on point while a few others missed the target.

(via 7 Predictions For The Year 2011 From 1931 Visionaries#.)