- 1974: “NEW DELHI-India in the year 2000: about half the population will be homeless, food will be scarce, the landscape will be bare of trees.”
- 1966: “IN THE year 2000, when Shirley Temple will be 72 and the moon may be a tourist stop, women may be able to change the color of their dresses by blowing a supersonic whistle, buy their wardrobes prepacked in cans and spray on their accessories…”
- 1967: “GENETICIST LOOKS AT THE YEAR 2000; Sees a World Free of Hunger and Infectious Disease, but Also a ‘Crisis of Values’”
- 1967: “THE chic woman of the year 2000 may have live butterflies fluttering around her hairdo. The butterflies, would be attracted by a specially scented hair spray…”
- 1977: “EAST BRUNSWICK, June 1 By the year 2000, the family could become a relic, men and women will enter the work force later and leave earlier and the gap between generations will become a chasm…”
- 1976: “UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Oct. 13 The once-fashionable “doomsday economics,” which warned that the planet could not sustain advancing economic growth, was questioned again today with publication of a detailed blueprint to help world governments narrow the gap between rich and poor nations by the year 2000.”
—from the first page of search results for “the year 2000” in the criminally slept-on New York Times archive. Inspired by this hilarious 1982 article I saw linked up on hackernews this morning (“The report suggests that one-way and two-way home information systems, called teletext and videotex, will penetrate deeply into daily life”).