If the tech world has a crystal ball, it’s the annual International Consumer Electronics Show that wrapped up in Las Vegas last week. The tech-stravaganza is where thousands of vendors show off the latest and most advanced devices, services, and ideas they have to offer.
Peering into this year’s clairvoyance reveals a vision of many possible futures, each vying to be the one that affects our lives the most. Then, into that mix, throw some stunts for good measure, like a goofy robot that brings you a roll of toilet paper.
“Everything being connected — sensors, cars, airplanes — it’s becoming more of a connected world,” said Tuan Tran, president of imaging, printing, and solutions for HP. “That’s pretty fascinating. That’s where the world’s going; there’s no doubt.”
To sort out the real trends from the fluff, HP executives and influencers toured CES 2020 with some tech experts as guides. Braving the heavy crowds and flashing lights of the show floor, the group saw exciting new tech from the likes of LG, Sony, TCL, and even Delta Air Lines, which came to the show to declare itself a tech company — and increasingly popular move.