Hepcat Willy’s has scanned an article from the February 1950 issue of Popular Mechanics (which I probably have around here somewhere):
Miracles You’ll See In the Next 50 Years!
(click on the thumbnail of the magazine cover to read the article in PDF format.)
I have to give them credit – they get a surprising amount right. Most of the technology they predict could be real, if there was a market for it. Much of it just isn’t practical or isn’t wanted. Throwaway houses, men’s facial depilatory, and dissolving dishes, for example.