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CES: Future Is All Curves

January 2014, and the giant four-day Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was back in Las Vegas. 

As always, there were plenty of newly-launched electronic innovations to check out.  What Pi always finds fascinating is the glimpse CES gives into the ideas that big consumer electronics firms are working on for future launches.  Once again, we chatted with a self-confessed “future-freak” who attends CES every year.  We’ll let him explain in his own words.

Hey there guys. Well, wo !  And I mean WO !!!!  Seriously, I don’t remember Vegas doing a CES show like this in a while, and I’ve been to ‘em all.  This year’s trial gizmos are a sure sign of what life will be like in a year or so, or my name isn’t Buzz Techster....

Gimme a second here, I’m just fingerprint-scanning my personal coffee-maker to get me a “my-style” cappuccino, plus I’m using my cellphone’s voice recognition relay to park my Parrot jumping robot toy.  OK, robot... Shut Up!  There. Slurrrpppppp. Now where was I?

Oh, oh, the REALLY big deal this year?  Gotta be the curved Samsung Double-HD 2160-pixel-line TV screen, which is nearly nine feet long.  Worth every penny of $70k, I’m tellin’ ya.  It’s funny, but big curved screens are kind of designed to entertain one person at a time.  Which is cool, ‘cuz that way I can get in there and crawl around in my virtual gamesman suit (check out the built-in upper-body, pelvic and leg sensors – wo!!) and grab life-sized Taliban bad guys around the ankles, right before LITERALLY kicking me some T-Man ASS.  And of course Allie is, like, outside the screen’s direct field of vision and has no headphones, so she has NO IDEA what I’m doing.  I totally love that.  It’s like, “I’m ahead of the ‘curve’”.  Curve, geddit?  Heh heh. Though Allie says I look pretty silly crawling around on the floor  in my full-body gaming harness...

Actually talking of Allie, she’s pretty curvy herself, and she totally puts up with me, which is not nothing.  (And I’m not just saying that because she’s got the new Yellow Jacket phone-case gizmo that turns her cellphone into a high-voltage taser!) 

So anyway, when Microsoft finally gets around to launching it, I’m gonna show her my appreciation by getting her one of those biometric sensor bras that measure your heart-rate and tell you if you’re enjoying the romcom you’re watching on TV.    She’s gonna wonder how she ever got along without that.  Nearly as cool as my sweat-detecting biometric socks...

Okay, that’s enough.  Thank you, Buzz. 

Pi says: good job, tech guys, this is amazing stuff.  But you’re still dreaming up brilliant solutions to problems nobody actually has...

Zone: Material Status Country: USA / North America Product – Consumer Products