1. Real time translation.
Imagine being able to talk to and understand anyone in the world, in real time, just by putting some headphones in. Well, the technology is here to make that possible. Google unveiled their Pixel Buds in October 2017 – they currently translate 40 languages in nearly real time, apparently fast enough to hold a conversation. Like all tech, these will become faster, smaller and more affordable over time which will open up a whole world of communication potential, literally.