Future tech at CEATEC 2011
While the yearly Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas every January is where the big brands show off their new kit for the following year, Japan's annual CEATEC event is where true geeks flock to, in order to get a longer-term view of where our tech and gadgets are heading over the next five to ten years and beyond.
As you would expect from a Japanese tech event, CEATEC never disappoints when it comes to the latest in quirky humanoid robots and sci-fi style homes of the future. Yet there are also loads of cool demos of near-future technologies that will definitely impact the way we play, watch TV, use computers and interact with our smartphones and tablets over the coming years too.
Here are the top ten moments from CEATEC 2011 that point towards where consumer tech is heading over the next decade and beyond...
I find the exoskeleton most interesting. Am I the only one who reckons that the military would be mostly interested in this? I mean it augments physical strength and possible protection... Robosoldier?
As for the breathaliser phone I doubt anyone will seriously pay attention to it when it tells them they`re over the limit. It would also need to be recognised by the country`s Police as well, "But my breathaliser phone says i`m not over the limit, Officer!"
Interesting stuff anyway.
Just another bit of fun :) in answer to 'zero drinking tolerance' anyone taking certain cough or cold medicines or a simple chocolate liqure could end up arrested... IT'S NOT ILEGAL TO DRINK AND DRIVE .. ITS ILEGAL TO DRINK TOO MUCH ... DRINK SENSIBLY :)
eehh! really not sure about why this idea. Neil i agree with you on this one. anything that will make people think they can be 'smart' with drink driving should really be discouraged.
That said, for the sake of technology, i think it can easily be transferred into other positive things e.g. ability to turn the phone into an inhaler for asthmatics amongst others.
ahhh this is sooo coool man we got to love the Japanese and there technology. i bet in few years time we are ganna have flying cars. come on japan if anyone can do it you can!!
cant wait to fly my Toyota Airyder GTX. lol