Surprise! Instead, we all got the future where we're facing a global pandemic that's hammering the economy and travel restrictions are in place all over the planet. Those were never my favorite books.
(We're screamin' close to the future of John Brunner's Stand On Zanzibar. An interesting place to visit but nowhere I'd have chosen to live.)
* * *Also, the most recent Windows update seems to have put the knife in Firefox. Thanks, Microsoft. I'm back on the Raspberry Pi. It isn't the fastest or fanciest, but at least I can count on it. --No, wait, Firefox just popped up on the big board, seven long minutes after the double-click. Wow, these modern computers are so fast!