International CES is the space where time speeds up! As you tour the exhibit hall you quickly realize that no matter what you thought, tomorrow has already passed you by. The future or the state of the art is no longer a cycle or trend, but a daily event of rapid innovation.
Smart is no longer considered a type of mobile phone, but a platform with an added component of features that augment the capability of the device thru internet integration. The reality is that no matter how powerful your device is-mobile or tablet-the device is considered a limitation.
State of the Smart then becomes an inclusive relationship of the device and its connections. Equipment manufacturers are focusing on offering a wide range of applications that can be connected using the internet, cloud services, streaming video and just about anything you can imagine.
Extreme has been replaced with the word comprehensive and the phrase; "At the Speed of Life!" Smart applications can be internet enabled appliances (turn on the oven) to monitoring your office security system. Sensors will alert you when you have left your smartphone, tablet or notebook behind. Other features include augmented reality applications that can provide you with a 3D view of a property that you may have an interest in buying, or a digital means of trying on clothes. Next, you will be able to operate and interact with a device you are considering for purchase as though you are there in the store!
Ultra HD and Augmented reality will soon be mobile and when that happens, the visual experience will be better than the real thing.
The lesson, standing still or not adapting to 21st century technology means you are rapidly falling behind! Did Einstein understand the future of technology? His equation on relativity would imply that he knew way more than we thought he did! Maybe CES is the new version of e=mcÂ˛.