CES 2020 recently came to an end in Las Vegas and, as we have come to expect, this international electronics show hosted the presentation of some great new innovative ideas. It was a chance for the public to explore the latest developments in various sectors, while marvelling at state-of-the-art technology.
All categories at the event shared as a common denominator the themes of the future and people’s wellbeing. From cities designed entirely on a human scale, to devices for real-time skin treatments and new approaches to town planning, the Consumer Electronic Show aroused the curiosity of all who attended.
Special care for our planet
Among the themes of CES 2020, a marked awareness of climate change emerged and was shared by the majority of companies exhibiting. It seems that finally, the large tech companies have also now grasped the need for immediate action in order to deal with this delicate problem.
One of the most interesting proposals has come, unexpectedly, from the automotive sector, which instead of concentrating on developing yet another model of electric car, has succeeded in presenting a project for a complete zero impact smart city.
The new urban hub, designed entirely by the well-known Danish architect Bjarke Ingles, is to be built on 70 hectares at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan and will house approximately 2000 residents. It will be powered entirely by hydrogen and each building will interact with the inhabitants thanks to artificial intelligence and special sensors.
It goes without saying that this is a colossal project, but one capable of providing huge potential for resolving the problems caused to the planet by the environmental impact of daily human life. Of course, the project would not be complete without intelligent, powerful, electric cars.
Portability and other features of PCs and TVs
The games and entertainment sectors also featured some interesting new developments at CES 2020. One such example was the presentation of the 8K 65” television, which can be rolled up and stored in the attic, in order to save space.
Devices offering such high resolution are not new; indeed, there are already some on the market, but the advent of television programmes specifically designed to be broadcast in that level of definition, as in the case of the Tokyo Olympics, is a major step towards incentivising consumers to purchase that kind of television.
The theme of portability is becoming more and more a priority where PCs are concerned. While laptops are too cumbersome and tablets are often considered lacking in performance, it is now possible to choose a PC with a folding screen. These devices are the size of a large diary and fitted with a flexible screen, enabling them to be closed like a book.
At CES 2020 the make-up of the future
One of the areas of CES 2020 that visitors enjoyed the most was all the latest developments involving the beauty sector. One great example was an interesting beauty device with remarkable features, which has led to debate about the make-up of the future.
It works in a similar way to a printer. A tiny video-camera identifies any imperfections in the skin and, using special refillable cartridges, is able to cover them.
It will form part of a revolution in the sale of beauty products in the USA, expected to start next summer. The price of 600 dollars for the device and 100 dollars for each refill (which lasts for around 2 months), mean however that for the moment it will remain a luxury few can afford.
Translated by Joanne Beckwith