In the Year 2889:
Here we find a very short novella written by the son of Jules Verne, Michel, in which we follow a gentleman named Mr. Smith (the editor of the Earth Chronicle) as he goes about his very busy day at the office.
The story highlights certain amazing inventions that the populous of 2889 take for granted including; the invention of the television/webcam-linked computer system and billboard clouds (this personally frightens me. I have enough issues with annoying ads on my TV and computer but, to have to see them created and displayed in the clouds… I suspect we will see them creep forth from the syncopathic [not a real word but, it fits well in this context] depths of the criminally minded ad executives as they invent satellite devices to artificially create custom-shaped clouds designed to display insurance advertisements. Sorry, I was seized by the horrific nightmarish images for a moment and lost my train of thought)
as well as other inventions designed to make life better.
It’s a good story and worth reading; especially since it’s free on Kindle.