The Consumer Electronics Show can be broken down in numbers a billion different ways. 177,000 attendees. 2.47 million square feet of exhibitions. One extremely dubious electric car startup.
CES is where we preview the future, even though it’s hard to see through the noise
Look, we hate to love and love to hate the madness of CES. The reason we come back every year is because, with the right mindset, you can find good ideas in that madness. It can be really hard to find sometimes, but that’s part of the fun. It’s like mining in the dark. And you forgot your tools. And also it’s your first time mining. (Okay that metaphor sort of petered out.)
The point is, a lot of amazing people did a lot of really crazy things and put in a lot of hard work to help us all make a modicum of sense of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. And we did it because, if there’s one thing CES is good at, it’s that the show exposes what the companies we cover think it is that we all want as consumers.
So here’s to everyone who made it through last week. If you’ve been around The Verge for a while, you know things at CES can get a little weird. If you’re just joining us? Hoo boy, do we have a story to tell you...