"As we enter 2014, the problem with that mission isn't that it's grandiose. It's that it's redundant. It doesn't even begin to encompass what Google is doing already, let alone where the company plans to be. Driverless cars everywhere, a voice-activated smartphone on every eye: These are now commonplace notions, road-tested reality at the Googleplex. The really out-there thing is to be part of the Calico project that is attempting to conquer death, or build artificial intelligence, or the newly-acquired subsidiary that builds robots that run faster than the fastest human alive."