CENTURY-OLD PROPHESIES: How this for accountability: In 1911, The Lady's Home Journal published this set of predictions about the year 2001. "These prophesies will seem strange, almost impossible," warned writer John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. "Yet they have come from the most learned and conservative minds in America." Judge for yourself, but by our reckoning many have come to pass. Exceptions: Americans will think nothing of walking 10 miles at a time. Mosquitoes will be eliminated. And universities will be free. Any bets on which of those goes next?