The next giant leap in computing will involve interactions between ourselves and autonomous computer software. These negotiations will eventually fill our physical world and semi intelligent software will be everywhere. The following videos really describe how those hurdles are suddenly closer than any of us realized.
Microsoft Skype Translator
Google Self Driving Car
It is being described as magical, and aside from the obvious dystopian future described in most Sci-Fi films, I am finding it hard to not be excited about the potential.
UPDATE: The self driving car looks to have serious limitations that mean we are many, many years away from this being widely adopted.
“So far, Google has mapped 2,000 miles of road. The US road network has something like 4 million miles of road.”
You can read more about it here.