12 amazing projects from companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that will truly change your world
The technology your kids use in their everyday lives is going to be drastically different than what we use today.
And we can already see hints of that world today through some of the far-out projects that the big internet companies are currently working on.
Here's a look at the often sci-fi projects that will change the world as we know it.
Space travel beginning in 2018, thanks to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
"Blended reality" thanks to Microsoft
"Virtual reality" thanks to Facebook's Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard.
Robots cars by 2020, thanks to Google, car makers, and possibly also Apple
Personal computer assistants, thanks to Microsoft, Google, and Facebook.
Universal language translators, thanks to Microsoft, Google
Business bots, by Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon
Internet access on a desert island, thanks to Google and Facebook
Facebook wants to make telecommunications cheaper in the world
Quantum computing, thanks to IBM, Google
Immortality — or at least a longer lifespan without growing old — thanks to tech billionaires like VC Peter Thiel, Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, and Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison.
HAL 9000 and Star Trek's Data, thanks to IBM, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook