CES 2020: Here are the top things you MUST know

Technology advances hugely over short periods of time, as we’ve seen over the course of the past few years. Ranging from privacy, security to health applications, technology spawned various new products to make people’s lives a whole lot easier.

CES 2020 will do what CES always did best: previewing unreleased products and revealing the trends that will likely take over control of the following year. Surely, part of the products that steal the show at CES is only concepts that might hit the market years after their initial presentation (or never at all).

It’s expected to see many innovative concepts and practical examples at CES 2020, especially ideas regarding the future of phones and computers.

CES also shows us a hint of the area where technology is heading.

Here are some of the most interesting concepts that will make an appearance at CES 2020:

Wellness and health

The fastest-growing domain at CES is health, wellness, and fitness. This category now covers up about half of Tech West, which is where a great part of the newest and most innovative product developers make their pitch.

This category features technology that is supposed to help people eat better, exercise more efficiently, sleep better and track their health more precisely.

Some brands claim to accurately track how many calories a user takes in (instead of having the user manually log their meals).

One peculiar device from this section is a mini bicycle designed for kids to stay fit while they play video games.

It’s good to know that, after so many years of bringing addictiveness to little screens in our lives, technology is finally moving in the right direction by trying to reverse its effects on our health (basically fighting technology with…. technology).

Services

The number of services in the tech industry has doubled down in 2019. Apple and Disney are part of the reason why this happened, by introducing services that made headlines. A wider expansion of their services across the industry and a lot of effort was put into developing such services.

Some services provide food delivery, ship packages, help users meditate, find a ride home, protect their security, online privacy and many many more.

Some services or subscriptions turned out to be a much more sustainable business program than certain physical products, as they popped up in most tech categories and many more where we didn’t even know that we needed them. Unfortunately, this means that subscription fatigue will become an increasingly concerning issue for consumers.

Ambient computing

Ambient computing pretty much means that technology is blending into our lives in a very synergic manner. In order to fully comprehend what this is all about, think of what it meant to interact with technology 20 years ago. The answer is simple: It meant that you had to sit down in front of a desk, where a bulky computer was placed and interact with a mouse, a keyboard and a monitor. Only 10 years ago smartphones combined all of this in a very discrete and lightweight package, and now it’s getting even more complicated.

Voice assistants stepped in. People can now use air gestures to control devices, and technology like UltraSense (which could make a splash at 2020’s CES) can turn any kind of surface into a touchscreen. Finally, our houses and even our cars will become smart in ways never seen before. The target is keeping us as independent from our devices as possible. Wearable tech is a very good example of such technology put to use. 

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