google fu­tures

Australian T3 - - OPINION -

Di­rec­tor of en­gi­neer­ing Ray Kurzweil reck­ons com­put­ers will outsmart us puny hu­mans by 2029. He’s well on his way to find­ing out, too, with the firm buy­ing mil­i­tary ’bot mak­ers Bos­ton Dy­nam­ics and AI firm Deep Mind. Cur­rently in the Google X Lab: float­ing Wi-Fi routers built into bal­loons and con­tact lens-sized heads-up dis­plays. Mean­while, Google big-wigs Brin, Page and Sch­midt are get­ting in on the hottest of fu­ture trends: as­ter­oid min­ing.

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