Guided Primary Source Analysis: Tesla’s 1922 Future Tech Predictions

The Morning Tulsa daily world., May 14, 1922, FINAL EDITION, Page 16, Image 16
The Morning Tulsa Daily World. (Tulsa, Okla.), 14 May 1922. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Access this newspaper page online and zoom into the cartoon, what inventions are referenced in the comic? Now read the article. Are the same inventions referenced in the text? What other inventions does the article discuss?

List the inventions discussed in the article that are a reality today. Compare and contrast one of the predicted inventions with its modern day counterpart. What are the similarities and differences?

Think about the technology we are developing today. Describe a product or service built on a current technology that could be developed into a future product or service.What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!