Jedi Council Member
from this article (Link): "But the history of the moving walkway didn’t start in Paris: “In 1871 inventor Alfred Speer patented a system of moving sidewalks that he thought would revolutionize pedestrian travel in New York City,” as Novak notes, and the first one actually built was built for Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition — but it cost a nickel to ride and “was undependable and prone to breaking down,” making Paris’ version the more impressive spectacle."He also shows this video, of a moving sidewalk apparently in Paris at the turn of the century. What's up with this? What technology are they using?
It seems pretty clear that the video of the Paris moving sidewalk is from the universal exhibition of 1900. The second one of this type in Paris. The first one was held in 1889. For this first one Gustave Eiffel took two years to built the famous Eiffel tower.
IMO, that part falls in the following category: a guy trying to mislead the viewer to believe that this is a wonder of the old times before some disaster.
Same goes for the video of illuminated building that, if I'm not mistaken comes from a luna park in 1912.