PROS: Sweeping overview of many technological and scientific endevors. Clear, simple writing. Good organization. Good read. CONS: The copyright is 1997, which means he wrote most of it in 1996, which means that his predictions probably won't be as good as the predictions made today. He leans towards optimism: he thinks that science will triumph in most endevors. He rarely mentions the dark side of science and the evils it may lead too.
CONCLUSION: It's fun to read about what people in 1996 thought life would be like, just like it's fun to read Jules Verne today. However, it's probably better to search for a more up to date book.