Back in the 1900s, the 2000s looked like a utopia where people would be able to travel with ease. With no danger of death or being looted by pirates and whatnot. They correctly predicted that people would easily be able to travel safely with ships and boats.
But boy were they wrong about personal flying wings. I sometimes wish that came true because it would be so much fun flying across the city to watch a soccer match instead of being stuck in the travel even when you leave an hour early.
Hildebrand was kind of out there when it came to anticipating the future. He thought that in the 20th century, people would be able to pick up their houses and put it on a steam train if you ever got bored of living in the same area.