Great things happen rarely: Santa drops by only once a year, we eat stuffing on just a single day in November … heck, we only have the opportunity to make America great again once every four years. And likewise, the gadget paradise CES comes to Las Vegas every January for just four short days. Fortunately, the stuff unveiled there continues to dazzle and delight us for the rest of the year.
It may not officially be the biggest, but it’s easily the most important tech show of the year. And biggest or not, it’s certainly enormous: CES 2016 saw 177,393 attendees and spanned 2.47 million net square feet of exhibit space. What will 2017’s show hold? Here’s my list of the 9 biggest trends to watch for –what you’ll see in the year ahead — as well as a few tips about which companies you should keep an eye on.
Biggest things to take away:
- Artificial intelligence ain't going away any time soon
- 5G is imminent, even though so many of us have yet to fully enjoy 4G
- If 2016 was the year of virtual reality, then 2017 will be the year of augmented reality