Predictions from 1900
Charles H Sewall
[biographical details unknown]
The child born today in New York City, when in middle age, shall visit China, may see upon a screen, with all its movement and color, light and shade, a procession at that moment passing along his own Broadway. A telephone line will bring to his ear music and the tramp of marching men. While the American pageant passes in full glare of the morning sun, its transmitted ray will scintillate upon the screen amid the darkness of an Asian night. Sight and sound will have unlimited reach through terrestrial space.
• Harpers Weekly, 29 December 1900