On 6th of January this year, Las Vegas once again played host to the annual global consumer technology exhibition, The Consumer Electronics Show. Over 3000 international companies made their annual pilgrimage to the CES’s venues- The Las Vegas Convention Centre, The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and The Sands Expo-Convention Center. It has always been touted as being one of the greatest exhibitions dedicated to showcasing the latest in technology and innovation. This was proved when the spectators had the chance of viewing some of the very amazing creations that were spread over the two million square feet venue.
Since its inception in 1967, the CES has seen some remarkable technological innovations, some even described by many as being “before its time”. Last year the place of honor belonged to the concept of The Internet of Things, the revolutionary concept that can bind all electronics by utilizing the power of the Internet.
This year too, The CES was witness to some very cool stuff! It was a huge success, showing how deeply the world around us has changed, and evolved. CES had a number of innovative products like huge Curved Televisions, Smart Home Appliances, and Smart cars like the Toyota FCV Plus which run amazingly on a hydrogen fuel-cell, and so on. We again saw the numerous uses that different drones could be put to.
The Innovator Award went to a very amazing concept- a wireless device that enables fishing-rods combined with a smartphone to find fish. Even this year, many products based on The Internet of Things were exhibited. Such events are detrimental to the economy as well. Newer inventions mean newer products and services. Especially with the emphasis given to driverless cars this year, who knows, maybe next year will see an actual roll-out of these trendsetting vehicles.