My kids just realized that we have left "single digit years" The were born in 0 and we just left 9 and now it is the year 10. I explained that it is really 2010 and we have been in 4 digit years the entire time. That did not matter, my son got sad because he will miss the "0" years. But he might see the "0" years again.
My kids might live to see the year 2100. They might live to be 100 years old.
Star Wars, or transporter devices like in Star Trek? Will they have a really creepy robots like in Blade Runner. The future might show up tomorrow like it does in the Terminator (I'll be back just meant so much more to me). The big brother of Nineteen Eighty-four is already here, but he is not so bad, we call him Google. Will we start smoking cigarettes like in Sleeper? Will have have a a corporate controlled, ultra-violent future known as Rollerball (Do we now?) Or maybe they will only live to be 30 like in Logan's Run, or they might not want to go old; remember Soylent Green. I could go on forever, but the point of this post is that I will not.
But that is all sci-fi, nobody in 1900 could imagine what 2000 would be like. Technical and social changes are happening faster with each year.
What wonders will there be in 2100. It comforts me to know that my children might live to see it. It is OK that I will not. I don't think I will live to be 137 years old.