If you’ve seen Arnold’s Shwarzenegger’s 1990 sci-fi hit Total Recall, you have an idea of what Steve Wozniak imagines for the future of the human race.
By the year 2075, humans will live on Mars, communicate through walls, and artificial intelligence will be ubiquitous. And of course, the Apple co-founder is certain Apple, Google and Facebook will still be around.
“Look at Apple’s cash [$246.1 billion, as of the end of its last fiscal quarter]. It can invest in anything,” he told USA Today in a recent interview. “It would be ridiculous to not expect them to be around [in 2075]. The same goes for Google and Facebook.”
Like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and SpaceX’s Elon Musk, Wozniak too predicts humans will colonize Mars. Though, he suggests the planet will be zoned for heavy industry work while people remain living on Earth. Cities will be lodged under large domes in the desert, presumably to protect the citizens from harsh weather. Wozniak believes they will rely on “special wearables suits” to venture outside.
It won’t be all bad. Life within these cities will be high-tech. He says artificial intelligence will be ubiquitous, allowing people to interact with smart walls and other types of surfaces for activities ranging from shopping to entertainment and communication.
Wozniak’s comments on the future are pulled from an interview with USA Today ahead of this weekend’s Silicon Valley Comic Con, which he helped launch last year. The theme of next weekend’s event is “The Future of Humanity: Where Will We Be in 2075?”
Think he’s right? You’ll have to wait 58 years to find out. Though, he did predict that portable computers would become a thing back in 1982.