In a few days, technology fans around the world will be descending into Las Vegas for one more year of CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show.
CES is one of the largest tech shows in the world, and hosts presentations of a variety of new products and technologies for all things tech.
The show has been a staple of the technology calendar since it was first held in 1967 in New York City, and since then has become one of the most influential shows in the industry.
It is the home for global innovation, the gathering place for thriving on consumer technologies, and has been at the forefront of emerging trends like 4K TV, Virtual Reality and 4G data.
Companies large and small in the consumer technology industry congregate to the halls of CES, including automotive, health and home appliances innovators.
Historically, the show has been on the front-line of developing consumer technologies, with presenting companies all vying for coveted innovation awards.
Regular attendees include Bill Gates (who has made a bunch of keynote speeches at the event) and Ed Zander the former Chairman/CEO of Motorola.
One of the highlights of the show came in 2010 with the Intel Infoscape, in which one computer ran a graphic of 576 cubes hooked up to 20,000 info sources. At any given time, the user could call up any one of the cubes and use the information.
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The graphics on the giant screens were a tonne of fun to move around with their uncanny quickness and smooth motion, and the whole thing felt super responsive.
Giving us a peek into the future, it seemed a lot like that computer screen in the movie Minority Report.
It was the most spectacular demo we saw at CES 2010.
These kinds of innovations are regular at CES, which is on the forefront of the industry with changes to the digital industry. Other announcements made at CES were multi-view TVs and Flexible OLED displays.
The show has also become a platform for companies to highlight their environmental practices as the industry becomes more aware of environmental considerations of technology.
Obviously, as the world moves closer and closer to a society driven by artificial intelligence, CES has regularly been the hub of these advancements.
Back in 2015, attendees were treated to a plethora of examples of the automation of the future, which some said provided a great insight into the future of nearly all technological industries.
Nothing quite showed the advancement of the advancement of automation quite like Audi’s exhibition of four generations of driver-assist automated car technology.
At the show, Audi brought four cars to the floor, with models ranging from 2009 to 2014 which highlighted the different technological advancements in bringing automation to our roads.
As CES 2018 is just around the corner, technology buffs the world over are turning to rumour and speculation to try and uncover just what innovation the world will see at this year’s show.