Flying Fire Fighters (And Other Inventions That Didn't Come To Pass)Kyle VanHemert3/07/11 1:40pm21EditPromoteGo to permalinkFlying firemen. Radium-heated homes. Robot-assisted architects, tailors, and barbers (eek!). These are the technologies of the year 2000, as envisioned by French illustrator Villemard in a series of beautiful drawings produced in 1910. They are pretty wacky...except when they aren't.