Apr 21, 2021
In The Year 2889
Posted by Jules Verne

In the Year 2889, which was first published in 1889, portrays a futuristic day in the life of a 20th century newspaper editor Much of the story sounds like an episode of The Jetsons For example, a man is clothed by a mechanical dresser before being whisked off to work The story, which is set in New York City now called Centropolis , delves into what the future worl In the Year 2889, which was first published in 1889, portrays a futuristic day in the life of a 20th century newspaper editor Much of the story sounds like an episode of The Jetsons For example, a man is clothed by a mechanical dresser before being whisked off to work The story, which is set in New York City now called Centropolis , delves into what the future world might look like, including technological advancements, international relations, and social s First published n 1889 under the name of Jules Verne, In the Year 2889 may be chiefly the work of Jules Verne s son, Michel Verne Michel, who was in charge of publishing his father s work late in Jules Verne s life, may have had financial motivation to utilize his Jules Verne s well known pen name Regardless of actual authorship, many of the topics covered in In the Year 2889 echo the ideas of Jules Verne, and the tenor of the book is generally in keeping with Jules Verne s optimistic view of future possibilities Jules Verne 1828 1905 was a French author who helped pioneer the science fiction genre He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Centre of the Earth 1864 , From the Earth to the Moon 1865 , Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 1869 1870 , Around the World in Eighty Days 1873 and The Mysterious Island 1875 Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any mea

  • Title: In The Year 2889
  • Author: Jules Verne
  • ISBN: 9781451577914
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
  • In The Year In the Year which was first published in portrays a futuristic day in the life of a th century newspaper editor Much of the story sounds like an episode of The Jetsons For example a man

    Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨

    7 10 Every one is familiar with Fritz Napoleon Smith s system a system made possible by the enormous development of telephony during the last hundred years Instead of being printed, the Earth Chronicle is every morning spoken to subscribers, who, in interesting conversations with reporters, statesmen, and scientists, learn the news of the day Further, each subscriber owns a phonograph, and to this instrument he leaves the task of gathering the news whenever he happens not to be in a mood to list [...]

    Mahdi Lotfi



    The most interesting aspect of this story wasn t the scientific or technological predictions for 2889, but the socio political state of the world that Verne imagines Frankly, I think he would be shocked by the technological achievements made in the 125 years since the book was written This didn t feel like a Jules Verne story to me, so I think almost certainly his son Michael wrote this.


    Little though they seem to think of it, the people of this twenty ninth century live continually in fairyland.I first heard about Jules Verne and his amazing imagination when I was eight years old Since then, I ve always wanted to read his works and see for myself, the things he had imagined of the future Although it seems like this book had been written by Jules Verne s son, Michel, it still lived up to my expectations In the Year 2889 , quoting from the book, is the history of one day in the l [...]


    You just have to admire Jules Verne for his earily good predictions of the future In this novella, amongst other things, he predicts the existance of videophone and global news coverage by a form of on demand and live television It s quite mindblowing how right he s got it, except for the timeline, all these things developed quite a bit earlier than when he predicts


    I read this story today It must be the first sci fi story that I found particularly unimpressive To be certain, the story isn t set out to be anything like a fully fledged work of fiction, or an ambitious or too elaborate picture of the world in 2889 it is just a hasty sketch, a quick snapshot of a particular view of the future that the author entertained, as if during a short break from doing something else Having said this it must be clear why I haven t given the story a lower rating it is bec [...]


    This was an interesting read where through Jules Verne or Michel Verne s imagination we see how the 29th century will look like This whole post is a spoiler.In the year 2889, people consume food that is compounded and prepared according to scientific principles, and they breathe an atmosphere freed from the micro organisms that formerly used to swarm in it hence they live longer than their forefathers and know nothing of the innumerable diseases of olden times Rumours has it that nutritive air i [...]


    The review from afar No 5Revised forward to these overseas reviews Since I am cycling back and forth from the US to Asia like a piece of string in search of a yo yo, I have forgone the usual joy of slugging 8 12 paperbacks along with me and taken a previously unused Kindle 3G along instead It is to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg that I tip my hat virtually every title I have or will be reading comes from their worthwhile endeavors or endeavours, when in a former British colony In the Year 2 [...]


    Of course we all enjoyed those articles about Back to the Future part 2 because it s fun to see how inaccurate its thirty years into the future predictions were But what if an artist was ambitious in his predictions What if a writer predicted a thousand years into the future, and we were able to somehow look at those predictions say one hundred and twenty five years later to try and work out how accurate they re likely to be.Step forward, Mr Jules Verne, or perhaps it s his son, Michel.In the y [...]

    Vikram Bishla

    Quite short and interesting read Here authoher imagines what the life gonna be in 29th century Mr smith is the editor of earth chronicles whose total wealth has reached to an unimaginable figure 10,000,000,000 Technology has advancer so much that we are capable of making flesh and blood Now we need not to go to bath rather it comes to us whenever we want to clean and freshen up.Streets are 300 feets wide and houses of 1000 feet height Temperature remains same throughout the year.As per my view f [...]

    Raven Cain

    I love this old bit of sci fi I think the most remarkable thing about it is that for all of his imagination and creativity, Mr Verne could not picture a wireless world Nonetheless, it s a classic A review would be pointless I enjoyed it very much and highly recommend it.

    Ratnesh Neema

    Don t expect anything, and the story may turn out just fine The imagination really feels lacking though, as the progress and inventions described should well be available by 2089, rather that 2889.That s how hard it is, to predict the future, huh.


    I won t get into the controversy about who wrote this essay short story Suffice to say, we ll never know What we do know is that, like any other work by Verne or Verne family in this case , this is work of a visionary.There is no plot There is no get to know period for the few featured characters For all we know, Mr Smith could be either a good guy or a mean son of a bitch mogul, but it doesn t matter.The goodies Uncannily exact predictions about the future.Skyscrapers overpopulation How much fa [...]


    I m not usually one for sci fi books, but since this is such a short story and I had some time on my hands Simply said why the hell not First of all I should say that I think the world mister Verne imagined we will live in almost 900 years from now has some really believable elements that I think could just be realized.On the other hand there are some things that I find a bit weird, like the telephone newspaper I mean, sure, there weren t any tablets yet in 1889, but wouldn t a little device on [...]


    The future was closer than Verne thought 877 years ahead of schedule, we already have Skype, iPods, online newspapers, a life expectancy that is beyond 37 or even the projected 52 , and scientifically created food However, we do not have a self renewing energy source and have not found alien life forms within our solar system Read this novella to experience a day in the life of a man from 2889.

    Rao Javed

    It was or less good but merely concepts of a future No real motive or idea behind the story That s way I could not read it with much interest.


    This book, or short story rather, has a little bit of literary controversy surrounding it because it has been released as Jules Verne however most believe as do I that his son Michael wrote at least half of it Partially because of this the story isn t the most loved of his works, which is sort of a shame, not because it s a great and gripping story, it s not, but if you look at the fact that it was written, by father or son, in the late 1800 s, we can see impressive imaginative insight on the wo [...]


    This WAS SO CUTE TO READ Awww look at these people almost accurately, though predict what the future must look like I found it particularly fascinating that, even in their wildest of dreams, no one could even imagine what the internet is today, even if they did get quite close Also, advertisements on clouds Melting the poles to make room for human habitation Wow, the imagination required for this thing We are still far away from any adverts being projected on clouds billboards are the closest t [...]


    This was an interesting, and quick, read We all know Jules Verne had a knack for coming up with futuristic concepts and items that ultimately became close to reality atomic submarines and manned expeditions to the moon, to name a couple In this novel or novella, maybe , he describes a day in the life of a newspaper editor in 2889 Some pretty cool concepts were put across, such as subscribing to news feeds, which are delivered directly to the recipient via telephonic devices and telephote, which [...]


    A quick short story that follows around for a day the life of a business tycoon As most SF, it s interesting to see the culture of the time it was written reflected, most obviously the high regard and infallible nature of the captains of industry For example, when a cloudless day leaves the advertising department with nothing to project images onto the subject of the story declares seriously that the research department should find a way to make cloudy days, and this is seen as a reasonable ans [...]

    Carolyn Injoy

    In the Year 2889 by Jules Vern is an interesting example of forecasting a future possibility It was first published in February 1889 Many of his described devices, while called by different names, have come about at the present time For the imagination involved I gave it four stars Hence is sprung a pleaid of inventor, its brightest star being our great Joseph Jackson A pleiad is any group of eminent or brilliant persons or things, especially when seven in number I would like to thank Kypros Pre [...]

    Laura LVD

    Interesante piecita de Jules Verne o su hijo Michel, seg n algunos eruditos , pero no es ni por lejos lo mejor que hay para leer de este autor Despu s de no leer nada suyo por a os tem a decepcionarme al compararlo con mi recuerdo de la infancia ya que fue mi primer autor favorito Es similar a otras especulaciones sobre el futuro que he le do de este escritor , y si bien muchas de ellas quedaron obsoletas ya, no me deja de sorprender que en pleno siglo XIX haya podido imaginar la criogenia, el f [...]

    Roy Khadra

    Some writers are underestimated just for the fact that their books are destined to Children , or just because they write short novels, but I think you have to think twice about your opinion while reading Jules Verne Some readers would consider it just a short Sci Fi story, just a description of the future technology, but I, personally, can t imagine myself in the era of Verne nearly 1889 and having this perspective about the telecommunication Internet, cell, etc even this political view This nov [...]

    John Cress

    I always enjoy reading about how those in the past viewed the future The story is centered around a newspaper owner who is changing the way news is reported from print to audio My first thought was podcasts which is one way people receive information now The story then discussed cloning which of course is topic of controversy these days as well This is a short but fun read which is worth the hour investment.

    Knarik Avetisyan

    Jules Verne always makes me smile.

    Jagatheesan Jack

    We seem to be heading to the future as in the book The person company who controls information, reigns over the world.


    A good short read about the far future Love the idea of Corporations making ads visible on the bottom of clouds I could see that happening in my lifetime.


    I wonder how shocked Mr Verne would be to find out that some of these inventions are things we use daily no need to wait until 2889


    873 years later women are still fashionably late

    Goddess of Chaos

    Imagine life 1,000 years from when you are livingWritten in 1889 this story imagines a day in the life of a newspaper owner in 2889 He envisions a version of Skype, and a DVR, and with humor and wit tells his tale with remarks like The discovery of nutritive air is still in the future, Sadly, as of 2017 he is correct, but what a concept The language, and writing style of the late 1800s is at odds with the futuristic setting and dreaming concepts, yet it reinforces the simple reality that this wa [...]

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