Ahh, the time has come to make that annual pilgrimage to that technological mecca known as the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)! Blame it on the workings of people’s minds, our scientists, technologists, doctors and researchers… all of them are working in their own respective fields to create even more mind blowing gadgets and technologies. Just like with certain technologies that you know you could really live with, like for health reasons or lifestyle betterment, but you know you can never afford to buy.
One advantage to the ever changing face of technology, on the other hand, is that the older versions of certain gadgets and electronics become more affordable and accessible as newer versions are created. In the midst of the packed crowds and big-name press conferences, companies from across the world showed off some of the coolest technology that is about to be released. It comes in a wide array of colors making it not only a great hearing aid device but also a cool one. A robotic dog named CHiP by WowWee, described as being able to learn tricks from its owner, is demonstrated at the opening event at the CES 2016 consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, Jan. In the early 90’s, books and movies like The Lawnmower Man and Disclosure featured the use of a wildly popular new technology called Virtual Reality (VR) as a central theme to their stories. Along with the newer sleek designs and colors of behind the ear hearing aids comes a new wave of technology.
As we’ve seen in recent years, the future of technology is always right around the corner,” and I would like to share not only the ‘cool’ tech I saw, but also provide some context around the opportunities to bring these technologies to the events industry.
Bran Ferren (L), founder of Applied Minds, talks to a journalist dressed in an R70i aging suit during a preview in the Genworth booth at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Jan. However, technology changes so quickly that the average person is not able to always have the latest gadget or electronic the minute it’s available. Virtual-reality headsets are being put back into their cases, and all drones have landed as CES 2016 officially wraps up Saturday.
The more likely scenario is a scenario where India or China or other tropical countries have massive crop failures due to heat stress and they feel they need to deploy some sort of geoengineering scheme to cool the planet quickly so that we can feed our people,” said Caldeira.