It’s fair to say that Shane Wall, HP’s Chief Technology Officer, doesn’t experience CES the way most people do.
At the sprawling annual tech convention in Las Vegas, it can be hard to find the signal in the noise. Especially this year, with big, game-changing themes like artificial intelligence, smart cities and smart cars grabbing the spotlight from the more traditional consumer electronic gadgets, such as giant TVs or smart watches. Looking around — and imagining how these trends will shape your life not just 30 years from now, but even just five or 10, can make your head spin.
For a futurist like Wall, though, these kinds of thought experiments are exactly what get his juices going. At CES, rather than being lost in the chaos, Wall saw plenty of advances that align with his perspective on our changing world.