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6 Ideas That Were Way Ahead Of Their Time

By, like, one hundred years.

Posted on March 16, 2013, at 11:55 a.m. ET

1. Rollerbladers.

In 1823, gentlemen wear in-line "Volito" skates. At right, some very cool '90s people.(illustration via)
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In 1823, gentlemen wear in-line "Volito" skates. At right, some very cool '90s people.

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2. The modern relationship.

At left, an imagination of two people of 1906 using wireless communication devices. But they're not talking to each other.
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At left, an imagination of two people of 1906 using wireless communication devices. But they're not talking to each other.

3. Thriller.

Awesome people dancing in 1903 vs. Michael Jackson.
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Awesome people dancing in 1903 vs. Michael Jackson.

4. Nerds! <3

1930s youths reenact a Macedonian battle vs. cosplay nerds of today.(photo via)
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1930s youths reenact a Macedonian battle vs. cosplay nerds of today.

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5. Afros.

Victorian beauty vs. disco beauty.(left photo via)
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Victorian beauty vs. disco beauty.

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6. RoboCop.

&#x27;Nuff said.
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'Nuff said.

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