I’m flipping some great articles about the show – it’s early so it’s mostly predictions and trends. By Tuesday morning, the tsunami will hit the shore!
There will be almost 400 3D printer exhibits, and dozens and dozens of exhibits featuring wearables, not to mention smart cars, smart drones, and smart homes!
Of course, the TVs will be huge and hi-res, and the screens will be bendable and self-repairing, but I think the real action will be in connected devices that make life easier and more interesting for consumers.
Can’t wait – Vegas, baby!
It was only a few years ago that Tom and I wandered around the fitness tech zone at CES. It was sparse, it was lonely, and people looked confused. CEOs worked hard to explain how a band you could wear on your arm, your pants, your bra, or your wrist could do some simple tracking and maybe improve your fitness level.
Fast forward to CES 2014, opening next week in Vegas, baby!, and now there’s a new TechZone just for that – WristRevolution – devoted entirely to nextgen wearables. Sensors! Apps! Internet connected!
This – and the “smart home” almost certainly mark the start of the consumer Internet of Things.
Judging by the advance word on the street, wearables, Internet of things, especially smart home and digital health, automatic cars and robots should be in full force next week, along with a healthy dose of bendable OLED displays. Can’t wait!