Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak predicts technology giants Apple, Google and Facebook will not only still be around by 2075, but bigger as well. Ahead of this week's Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), a three-day conference created by Woz whose theme is "The Future of Humanity: Where Will We Be in 2075?", the innovator weighed in with some of his own predictions.
In an interview with USA Today, Wozniak said Apple would be around for "a long time" much like the long-running IBM that has been in business since 1911.
"Apple will be around a long time, like IBM," Wozniak recently told USA Today. "Look at Apple's cash. It can invest in anything." The Cupertino company reported a record $246.1bn (£196bn) in cash reserves in the fourth quarter of 2016.
"It would be ridiculous to not expect them to be around [in 2075]. The same goes for Google and Facebook.
Wozniak also offered his predictions on what the world will look like in the year 2075. He says cities of the future will be designed and built from scratch in deserts where housing issues will not be a problem and humans can shuttle among domed structures. He also added that people will wear special suits to make their way outside.
Regarding the rise of artificial intelligence, he predicts that AI will become ubiquitous in all cities. He also predicts that people will eventually interact with smart walls and other surfaces to communicate, shop and more. According to Woz, medical devices will also allow for self-diagnosis and prescriptions without the need for doctors as well.
"The question will be ethical, on whether we can eliminate the need for physicians," Wozniak said.
Wozniak also predicts there will be a human colony on Mars in the future with Earth used for residential purposes while the red planet will focus on heavy industry. However, he believes there is a "random chance" that human beings will ever communicate with extraterrestrials.
"It's worth trying, but I don't have high hopes," he said.
Expected to draw 75,000 to 100,000 people, Silicon Valley Comic Con will run between 21-23 April in San Jose, California, featuring multiple special guests including actors William Shatner, John Cusack, Adam West and Burt Ward among others as well as former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.