So a lot of you probably wonder why I don't talk about CES or any of the gadgets you find there when I am supposed to be talking about new technology and sciences. The answer is simple, for the last couple of years I noticed that the massive majority of CES shown gadgets are nothing more than upgrades or reinventions of what already exists. And I am a major fan of doing it yourself, meaning, the more automated it gets, the less interest I have in it. However, this year there are a couple of new things that actually seemed more appealing and a step into the future.
Light Up Cereal Boxes are one of those (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20028044-1.html). I know I know, "lol wut?" But if you think about it, how cool would that actually be to reach for your cereal box instead of a flash light when the power goes out at night, haha. Ok, I'm just kidding. The reason I find this interesting is that electronics are becoming so cheap we can start integrating it into every day items. Items as disposable as cereal boxes. Even though there is nothing really special about lights on a box, the application for low energy lighting can be used on things such as t-shirts, posters, even cars. Meaning you could buy a poster with a thousand images on it (or upload your own) and all you have to do is touch a small button to change the image, color, etc. Or even on a car, imagine putting this material on a car http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6bkmPjVF-k (2007 Technology) and being able to customize your paint job daily without paying for those expensive paint jobs? It just seems like a decent step to practical progression instead of the next great 3D television. When TV is fully holographic and interactive, Ill give two hoots.
The rest of the stuff at CES was fairly normal to see. Short post today but I hope you found it interesting none the less.