Entertainment and television. A cynic might say that “adequate programs” are as far off as they ever were, but entertainment has changed with the spread of video games and Internet distractions such as YouTube:
The Future of Television
Ralph R. Beal, Research Director for the Radio Corporation of America, has recently stated that television will be ready for every family's use "immediately after the war." The difference between "technically ready" television and satisfactory television programs day in and day out is a factor in the whole television situation which must not be overlooked. Science and industry will be ready to produce receivers as soon as they are permitted to do so when peace comes. However, the time when adequate programs will be available seems still to be far off on the horizon.
[Scientific American, October 1943]
It’s unthinkable to claim to know what people ten years or a thousand years from now will be doing. But I suspect they’ll still think and fear and hope and communicate with other people. And make predictions.