This is the year 2011. Flying cars are commonplace. You can get a day's worth of nutrition from one easy-to-swallow supplement. And, oh yes, Microsoft now owns planet Earth.
Ok, so maybe this isn't exactly the future we predicted decades ago. That said, the year ahead of us will see technology that no one could ever have predicted in 1950. Smartphones that are as powerful as computers. 3D television. galore. But there will also be some spectacular failures.