This is what I was trying to get at. Thanks for saying it better than I.
Originally Posted by Dr.McNinja
He drew a bird. I'm not ridiculing the fact that he had foresight, but you all are comparing this to the myriads of people who drew other flying machines that didn't pan out. Just as today, there are multiple competing science fiction ideas about the future. One will likely be right. But we can't know which one it is.