Voice Recognition technology as primary input (instead of keyboard/mouse) by 2020
Artificial intelligence for children to interact with when no friends or siblings 2020
NFC/RFID Readers in mobile phones RFID chips in many retail products changing retail industry completely 2015-2020
Fiber-to-The-Home in the rural & suburban areas of the USA delivering Internet access as well as HD Video-on-demand services. Including state legislation that all commercial and residential new structures be prewired/cabled for fiber to every unit.
Self-driving cars around 2025
Such AI already exists! SIRI for example.
Voice recognition can be used everyday by the avg person. I have it on my phone but rarely use it. I was in a cell phone store yesterday and the software translated everything spoken in the demo perfectly.
I'm wondering just how much fiber optics are going to be used as wi-fi penetrates our life further.