“Hey, I’ve just found this book which contains predictions of the future by some science fiction writers of the 20th century.
Here’s one. Apparently we’d still be using combustion engines, even though atomic energy had been harnessed.”
“What? So no flying cars?”
“Nope. And they reckoned people would still be walking everywhere. No personal jet-packs!”
“What about hoverboards?”
“Still got wheels.”
“Crazy. I’ll bet they predicted the Mars colonies?”
“No. Not even moonbases. And, get this, they thought there’d still be separate nations! No single government running the whole planet.”
“Boy, those early writers sure had strange ideas!
My other entry in the November / December 2020 100 Word Anonymous Challenge at SFFChronicles
Genre: The World That Never Was