One of the more interesting ways to look at the present is to look into the recent past and see what we thought the future was going to look like. Here's a blast from the, um, past future, from Wired Magazine:
It's interesting for the trends that aren't, like the iPhone getting smaller, and those that are, like Mars being terraformed. And those that seem almost banal, like Brides having a same sex issue. Of all of these, I find "upgrade your kitchen" to be the most futuristic... but of course, it misses out entirely on 3D-food-printing.