Even though there were no ‘blockbuster’ product announcements, this was the most exciting CES in some time. Between discussions and demos of drones, self-driving cars, IoT, AR/VR, and the next generation of screens, sensors and wearables, we came away with a pretty good technology roadmap for the next five years. There was some game changing stuff with potentially significant impacts on how we live and work.
In many of these areas, the technological development is moving rapidly and the platforms and ecosystems are falling into place. But I think that, over the next couple of years, the discussion will increasingly center on policy. Just like there are the “Three Rs” of education — reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic’ — so too, are there ‘three Rs’ that will have a huge impact on how some of these products and technologies are brought to market: Rights, Rules, and Regulations.
Yes. And it is going to go very differently around the globe.