2000, 2001… all these famous years depicted in science-fiction and anticipatory media pieces were so pervasive that they shaped brandings lots of cultures (Peru above, France below). At certain times, 2000 evoked flying cars, neural connections or Mars colonization (and certainly not Y2k angst).
Fascinated by the use of these elements, it’s often stunning to ask the question: What’s the 2000-year of today?”. If you read french, this is the topic addressed by Marc Augé in last book “Où est passé l’avenir?” (where is the future?) in which he describes how we’re stuck in a sort of perpetual present.