The tale starts because the narrator settles into his cozy chair and ponders the predictions made through Roger Bacon, the 13th-century pupil, that truly got here real by means of the nineteenth century: telescopes, self-propelled cars, bridges throughout spans with out intermediate helps, units to navigate with out navigators, ships that may be managed by way of a unmarried guy at nice speeds. As he dozes, he without warning turns into alert and sees that he's within the yr 2071 by way of the date on a clock tower. A noble outdated guy looks ahead of him, whom he acknowledges as Roger Bacon, with a tender girl named leave out Phantasia. He learns from them that he's within the urban of Londinia, a megalopolis previously London, England. they offer him a journey of Londinia after which they take him on a flight over Europe and onward to New Holland (Australia) via airship, explaining the recent applied sciences and adjustments within the world.
Some of the predictions: domed air-conditioned towns, megalopolis towns, finish of battle as a result expense, electro-magnetic machine to regulate path of airship trip, common time for digital transactions world wide, electrical automobiles powered via batteries, submergence of North Holland lower than the ocean, decline of colonization, the age of aluminum, and more.
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