In 1999, Janet Mills Tried to Predict These 10 Things About the Future
During her inaugural address on Wednesday night, Maine's new governor remembered a time when she tried to predict the future.
Trying to illustrate her point that the state needs an office of innovation and future planning, Mills recalled that back in 1999, at the turn of the century, she tried to predict what would still be around - and what wouldn't be - in 50 years.
Here's what she thought wouldn't be around in 2050:
- Cash Money
- Paper Bags
- Spare Tires
- Panty Hose
And these are the things she said would still be here:
- Stephen King
- Baxter State Park
- People from Away
- Strom Thurmond (link if you have no idea)
Her memories from Y2K were only some of the funnier parts of her speech. Watch Governor Mills' full inaugural address here: