This article which appeared in 1961 predicted that by the time the new millenium swings by, everything would be so easy we'd all probably "die with boredom."
We'll be eating nutrient pills, there will be no more colds, and people will be generally healthier. We'll enjoy 24 hour work weeks, and the status symbol du jour would be home computers helping us with housechores and taking care of the kids.
If this came through, what would happen to our League of Longkatoots who send mondo dollars to keep our economy afloat? Maybe it's a probably a good thing all those predictions did not come true. Not.