1. Sunscreen pills – It is still in development, but some tests shows, that the pills are more effective than the traditional sunscreen.
  2. Google’s self driving car – California just allowed the company’s car on every street in the state.
  3. 3D printers – This looks like old news, but 3D printers are now able to print not just small things, but there are printers which can build up building without human interaction. Just give the blueprints to the printer and your house is ready within a day!
  4. Wireless electricity – More than 100 year old technology. Tesla wrote about it and built machines which were charged by wireless electricity. The technology was almost not developed for more than half century. Now the technology allows us to charge our phones, laptops or cars without even doing anything.
  5. Private space companies – Companies like SpaceX or Virgin Galactic already sending people to Space. They are not associated with any government, instead for example SpaceX sending NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.
  6. City on Mars – PayPal co-founder and SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to send people to Mars within 10 years. His plan for the near futures also includes colonies on Mars.
  7. Contact lenses with night vision – University of Michigan researching a new type of contact lenses which can be used for seeing in the dark.
  8. Exoplanets – Most of the exoplanets (planets not in our solar system) were discovered this year. Every day new and new planets are discovered, and some of them are Earth-like.
  9. Mind controlled machines – A paralyzed woman was able to control a robotic arm with her mind! Mind controlling technology is already available, and in the future it will be wide spread.