life in 2030 will be adorned by cultured and urbane
amenities in excess of the pleasant accompaniments
which our contemporary civilisation can exhibit."
'In 2030 women will still use men as the media by which
their greatest triumphs are wrought; they will still be able,
by their wit and charms, to direct the activities of the
most able men towards heights which they could
never otherwise hope to achieve.' [Ha!]
E McKnight Kauffer used an airbrush to produce the robotic steel forms for the 9 illustrations he contributed to The World in 2030 A.D.
The book was published in 1930, the year its author, conservative politician FE Smith (Earl of Birkenhead) died. The world described is said to be calmer and more rational with humane warfare (!), as opposed to 1930. I think it's safe to conclude that the illustrations are the highlight of this work and are not altogether inaccurate.