Gates’ prediction: “‘Personal companions’ will be developed. They will connect and sync all your devices in a smart way, whether they are at home or in the office, and allow them to exchange data. The device will check your email or notifications, and present the information that you need. When you go to the store, you can tell it what recipes you want to prepare, and it will generate a list of ingredients that you need to pick up. It will inform all the devices that you use of your purchases and schedule, allowing them to automatically adjust to what you’re doing.”
Modern reality: Technology such as Google Now has become your smart assistant that runs on mobile devices to help manage your day-to-day operation. And then there are smart devices like Nest which collects data on your daily habits and automatically adjust the temperature on the fly.
And with technology like Amazon’s Echo and the Google Home (which I’m currently taking for a test run myself), now tools can read your email, guide you through recipes as you cook, pick a playlist, tell you the quickest traffic route to work, and on and on the possibilities go.