Plastic Skyscrapers and Frozen Dinners (1945)S

I don't want to miss plastic skyscrapers; frozen-food dinners in one package... wireless transmission of electricity; the chance to live energetically to the grand old age of 150 years. Screwball? Nothing of the kind. All of these things are here already in the minds of men; in scientific possibility; in materials. They just have to be put together. — Eddie Rickenbacker, 1945

From the book Future: A Recent History by Lawrence R. Samuel.