By Susan Akbarpour, Mavatar CEO/Co-Founder, Investor, Board Member & Blockchain Enthusiast
Every year CES showcases the cutting edge of technology and the direction of the future. This year’s CES did not disappoint. From January 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we saw some of the biggest ideas in tech over the past couple of years, like augmented reality, blockchain and AI finally start to come into fruition for consumers - and then there were the flying cars!
Once the concepts on display at CES get rolling out, I believe they’re going to revolutionize the way we move, shop and consume entertainment. Check out some of the biggest ideas from CES 2019:
Augmented Reality Gets Chic
Augmented reality is a sci-fi staple that we’re finally seeing enter reality from the page and screen. Mainstreaming AR has the potential to lead to exciting new business models. Imagine virtual fitting rooms, targeted digital ads projected onto physical space and ways to buy products based on real-world context.
While many big players currently have AR products in concept level or production, many are bulky, heavy and have wired headsets that aren’t exactly things you want to be seen in, even if they help you see so much more. This has been one of the suggested impediments to mainstreaming AR’s adoption.