The weird stuff is on parade on the show floor, from a deluxe La-Z-Boy-like 'work environment' to a 'gentlemanly' robot vacuum.
Showgirls and onlookers in casual dress encapsulated the feel of the convention center on the first day of CES. One panel discussion concentrated on tech wishes 10 years from now--from effective communication among devices, to everything WiFi enabled, to robots that support roles to benefit society.
If 2011 is any indication, our future relies on robots, insanely high-definition TVs, self-driving cars, and computer intelligence. Take a look.
They're not quite robot overlords, but new robot prison guards will soon help human guards monitor inmates in South Korea.
Computers and robots will replace humans in enough jobs that they will dramatically change the economy.