Miracles You'll See in the Next 50 years
... Written in 1950. This is a really fun read. They take the point of view of the Dobsons, a family living in Tottenville in the year 2000. "Tottenville is illuminated by electric “suns” suspended from arms on steel towers 200 feet high. There are also lamps which are just as bright and varicolored as those that now dazzle us on every Main Street.""By 2000, supersonic planes cover a thousand miles an hour, but the consumption of fuel is such that high fares have to be charged. In one of these supersonic planes the Atlantic is crossed in three hours. Nobody has yet circumnavigated the moon in a rocket space ship, but the idea is not laughed down."
It never fails to make me giggle a little when I read old articles like this from so long ago. Their expectations were so high. We did come far, and some of their old ideas have been far out done, and some we laugh at now.