As a child I loved popular science magazine. Mainly because I was busy designing the future of space propulsion. Hint, it used "controlled" nuclear explosions.
However I've felt that since the 90's we (as a society) have lost our wondering quest for the next generation society. Today I discovered an inventor/futurist named Jacque Fresco. He's been pumping out ideas since before the second world war, some of which I think are brilliant, he also has some interesting views on society, and why it works as it does.