The advances in technology are everywhere: the telephones, the transports, TV, computers, science, etc.. Everybody talks about technology advances. They are always appearing in new forms. Technology never stops. For more it improves the faster it does. Soon there will be portable computers instead of home computers, better machines will help in science investigations, transports will be powered by our own body-energy, etc..
Some inventions like TV will be seen in telephones or in portable TVs, or later in 2100 there will be e-TVs (electronic-televisions) and they will have more channels.
Home computers will be only portable, with more memory, more functions, and cheaper. Later than 2040 maybe computers screens will be holograms.
And finally machines will do all the risky jobs and tasks, on space, in the depts of the Earth, ocean, and even on human bodies. Those machines will be smarter than today, but never as smart as humans.
All inall, with problems like global warming, economical crisis and the world´s financial instability, we must invent to resolve these problems and after that the world can move on.
But when those problems will be solved, I hope technology will stop. We don't need to "improve" much more our society because with progress greed, violence and weakness will come. I'm not an oracle, but I've seen the picture: with so much progress the world will be fragile and our society will easily crumble.