How Will Google Change Our World in The Next Decade?
For a company that was started in a garage in 1998, Google has grown into one of the most used and most well-known technology giants in the world. Google affects many aspects of our lives from how we search the internet, to our mobile phone use and how we run our businesses. We have seen what Google has to offer and we have embraced it, but how will Google change the world over the next decade? What will Google bring us next?
Let’s take a look at some of Google’s newest projects that are being created right now.
While Google’s head-mounted optical display does have some really cool features the cost of the current model puts it out of reach for many people. That hasn’t stopped many businesses and governments to use Google Glass in many innovative ways. Recently, Nepal has used Google Glass to track its wild animals, and the poachers that threaten the country’s endangered flora and fauna. Google has promised many improvements to the Google Glass platform making it easier and more affordable in the next decade.
Google’s self-driving car is set to revolutionize the way we get from Point A to Point B. Using intelligent software, Google Chauffeur, could be used by the world’s top automakers to make smarter cars that can drive and park themselves.
Smart Contact Lens
Google is set to release a smart contact lens that includes a mini glucose sensor and wireless chip that helps diabetics measure the sugar levels in their tears. This is only the beginning for this technology as there are many more advances in the smart contact lens design that could include sharper vision over increased distances.
There are still many areas of the world that don’t have internet access and Google wants to change that. Using Wi-Fi enabled hot air balloons, Google wants to create a 4G network floating high in the skies. Google is currently working on longer flight times and more dependable Wi-Fi signals.
Google is working on giving computers corresponding perception capabilities enabling them to reason, think and do things better than we can. A computer can now listen to music and build a description of their perception. This means that it can also annotate images and video and describe visual objects to its users.
The Artificial Neural Network
Google’s artificial neural network is working to create a computer that can simulate what happens inside the human brain more efficiently than we can. This is similar to the Machine Vision project, but it taps into the workings of the human brain. This technology is already in use in Google Street View and could be used in more applications soon.