1985 newspaper spookily predicts prices of everyday items in year 2000
Few things about the future captivate us like tech innovations, potential historical events and, especially, supermarket prices.
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Surprisingly, the prices aren't that far off, and, if anything, are over estimates for the year 2000. For example, things like $94 tires, and a $159 women's sport coat are all within the realm of reality for 16 years ago. However, $11 movie tickets were a bit of an overshot. The average price for a movie ticket in 2000 was between $5 and $6.
However, fast forward to the year 2016, this newspaper would be telling a very different story.