Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expects Google, Facebook, and Apple itself to be even larger by 2075, as the legendary inventor believes the three Silicon Valley giants are simply too massive to not stick around for a long time, much like IBM, another major player in the industry that initially started operating in 1911 and was dealing in industrial machinery. During a Friday interview with USA Today that was meant to serve as a prelude to this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Wozniak said that today's tech giants have the means to invest in virtually anything and thus survive any kind of a technological shift that the future might bring. The official theme of the upcoming SVCC is "The Future of Humanity: Where Will We Be in 2075?" Wozniak admitted pondering on that idea in the past and offered several predictions on the matter.
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the society as a whole, the inventor said, noting that everything from industry and entertainment to medicine and law will be fundamentally changed by AI solutions that will facilitate numerous everyday tasks. Furthermore, most new large cities will be built in deserts which can be ideal locations for new habitats once the technology for making them sustainable becomes cheaper and more widely available, Wozniak believes. Humanity's Mars-related ambitions will also be realized by 2075 and people will manage to colonize the Red Planet, Apple co-founder said, adding that the planet will likely primarily serve as a site for heavy industry. While speaking of space, Wozniak admitted how he doesn't believe the human race will get in touch with an extraterrestrial form of life by 2075 as there's only a "random chance" of that happening.
Wozniak concluded his thoughts by noting that future is almost impossible to predict as the technology keeps evolving at a rapid pace, adding that it wasn't that long ago that few people expected the rise of inventions like the iPhone and companies like Uber. The famous engineer confirmed he will be attending this year's SVCC that's taking place from April 21 to April 23, and he'll likely share more of his futuristic predictions on that occasion.