If anything--the shrinking of electronics hurt those space advocates who wanted larger systems.
I myself wish the microchip had been invented on a Moonbase--AFTER sufficient infrastructure and LV size was already a given.
Now electronics are a distraction more than an aide. In the recent Skeptical Inquirer, we learn how smart phones may have been a vector for the mass hysteria of the twitching students
Thankfully, popular culture can promote science as well:
Back on Topic. My prediction is that we are actually still in the 20th Century--and will be for some centuries to come. Horse drawn carts lasted for how many centuries? I think chemical rockets, standard looking airliners will be with us for quite some time. Yes the devices get smaller--but on the whole the stagnation will continue. This is your Consumer Appliance future.