What’s Next in Tech for 2020?
The first day of CES 2020 concluded with some interesting new ideas and devices projected for the upcoming years. Before diving into the pool of smart tech, it’s important to understand how innovators come up with new and improved technology.
The IoT or the Internet of Things is an ecosystem of interconnected devices that uses data to transfer and build information. Devices in the IoT include but are not limited to, heart monitors implanted in people, smart devices such as Amazon Alexa and iPhones, as well as car sensors to let the driver know when a barrier is approaching. This “internet of things” helps machines communicate with other machines, i.e. M2M, therefore building an expansive ecosystem of interrelated information without human interference.
This ever-evolving technology brings us to the yearly check-in in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show, where people and organizations bring their new conceptions to the forefront of the technology world. Comparable to Alexa emerges Samsung’s independent Star Labs division who claims to have constructed an artificial human coined NEON. At first, this may seem like a reach for CES and marketing as a whole, however, it’s not as complex as it seems on the surface. NEON is essentially CGI with the appearance of a human that has conversational skills and sympathy when interacted with. Apparently, this technology is targeted toward organizations of online servers as a customer service representative. The future of NEON, though, may take a bit more time to reach. NEON creators suggest the potential for virtual health care providers, concierges, news anchors, and even movie stars.
Privacy Protector Winston
On another side of the spectrum of gadgetry comes the new privacy protection helper named Winston. Serving as a filter from the data collectors and trackers, Winston hides your online activity from outsiders by encrypting your entire internet activity. Nestled between your home WiFi router and your Internet modem, Winston hides your IP address, filter tracking cookies, etc. from big tech companies, ISPs, and criminals. With all of this data-saving technology, Winston proposes a speedier Internet without having to up your WiFi plan!
Dyslexia Lamp by Lexilife
To wrap up our CES 2020 review, French company Lexilife presents its groundbreaking lamp for those who suffer from dyslexia. Though there is no precise conclusion on the causes of dyslexia, research from France suggests that those with dyslexia have two dominant eyes, rather than one, and this creates a mirrored or distorted image for the reader. The Lexilight lamp emits pulses of light (all adjustable to your specific needs) leading one eye to take dominance over the other. Tests have proven highly with over 90% of dyslexics using the light being able to see and read clearly.
CES 2020 has provided us with high hopes and inspirations for the coming years with new technology that is functional, useful, and effective in today’s society. We’re excited to see these conceptions come to the market!