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Put time-stamps at the beginning of each chapter, or time switch, and you should be okay. I'm not sure how you would indicate "present day" if your book starts "in the future," but that's up to you.
IT will be confusing for some people. But are you going to use indicators to set them apart or just let them figure it out? Also, is that scene order going to be same throughout the entire story or are you just going to keep it that way for a few chapters? Eventually, if the readers really want to understand the book, they'll read rest of it and wouldn't be ...
As writers we often make transitions from one scene to the next much more difficult than they should be. The reader's mind follows changes much more fluidly than we think they do. I learned this from the great book Make Your Words Work (Gary Provost) - amazon link There is an entire section on Transitions in there and he explains how simple they can be ...
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