Lantern: One Device = Free Data From Space
Personal Opinion: The introduction of the internet has really enhanced and supported communities all over the world today, and I feel anything designed for helping spread it's free use to the rest of the world is can only encourage progressive movements around the world. By giving everyone access to an endless encyclopedia of ideas, concepts and information, we allow individuals to feel more empowered and educate the masses all at the same time. Lantern does exactly this; by giving people all around the world free access to information, and I think a device such as this will have huge positive affects on the future of our world.
Links: Lantern Indiegogo Page
3D Fast Bus in China
Personal Opinion: The future of technology always looks to increase efficiency, conserve energy and reduce waste; the 3D Fast Bus in China does all three. Hovering over existing roads, the 3D Fast Bus doesn't impede normal traffic, transports a large group of people, and utilizes a space that hasn't yet before been used in transport technology. It doesn't need much new construction, as an underground subway or LRT-system would. If this isn't a sign that the future is now, I don't know what is.
Link: 3D Fast Bus in China Goes OVER Cars Article