IBM has published its latest "5 in 5" list. This is basically a collection of ideas of what the technology giant thinks will be the technology that will have the biggest impact on our lives over the next five years.
First up, IBM expects we'll continue to see massive advances in artificial intelligence. A couple of years from now, smartphone apps may be able to detect mental illness and diseases such as Parkinson's by analyzing your speech and writing patterns.
Next up is superhero vision! Big advances are expected in camera and sensory technology, couple this with fast processing and AI and we may get phones that can instantly see whether food is safe to eat. At the moment, there's already experimentation going on with sunglasses that help colour blind people see colour for the first time.
Third we have the so-called macroscopes, basically a much more advanced version of a tool like Google Earth that will help scientists to understand the Earth better by combining data from satellites, smart sensors, weather stations, etc.
Then we have the "medical lab on a chip", a technology that promises accurate health diagnoses at home to catch diseases like cancer earlier than ever.
The fifth prediction involves a mix of smart sensors and AI that will enable the detection of environmental pollution almost instantly.