Hello friends! I’m back with more exciting events to share (yes, even the bodies that live forever)!
This week I was able to be a part of the biggest technology conventions in Las Vegas. We are so lucky to be living in a culture with such great technology.
As a millennial (a term I hate) I thought I was up to date on the latest technology, but boy oh boy was I wrong.
For starters I have a disclaimer…I do not know all there is to know about these products, nor am I a representative of any of the businesses that were at the convention. I am just a spectator who is sharing what I witnessed, and sharing my personal thoughts on the products from the 2018 CES Convention.
I was working the convention as a Brand Model Ambassador for a local company in Las Vegas. This was my first experience with the CES convention. The first few days at the convention, I didn’t get a chance to walk around much or honestly care too. I didn’t think that there would be anything more than new tv’s and home appliances, but I was mistaken. On day 3 I decided to walk around because I saw a friend of a friend post something about bodies of the future, and that really piqued my interest.(I missed day two because of the black out. )
As I started to walk, I began to realize technology was coming along so much faster than I had realized. VRs (virtual reality) were definitely a big part of this convention. You couldn’t walk more than 40 yards without seeing the “newest biggest VR”. Now I am not a huge fan of VRs and I say this because I would rather travel and experience something in real life rather than see it with a virtual reality product. But with physical and/or monetary limitations, I could see how this would be beneficial, at least you could experience it in that way. In addition, if I was a huge fan of video games I could see how a VR would be something cool to have to enhance the experience of it all.
Having a “smart house” is coming to life, now you can have a smart, well… everything. A smart kitchen, a smart laundry room, and a smart living room. Any household appliance or entertainment system is now “smart”. Out of the entire household electronics that I was able to see the one that blew my mind was the new “wall paper” TV and the “roll up” TV. Crazy thin and portable!
On top of having smart appliances you can now have household robots that have different functions. I won’t touch a lot on what they do because there were so many different types and I wasn’t able to stop and look at all of them all. The one I did see that I enjoyed was a robot that was a “teaching robot”. And, as a person who loves to google to learn more things that is something I would definitely love to have in my home. Oh and don’t let me forget about the robot dog! They introduced it as a dog that plays, barks, snuggles and the best part is you don’t have to clean up after it!
Polaroid is also making a comeback. They basically re-invented themselves, they are still the good old instant printable pictures that you know and love but have now added new types of film with different types of filters. For example, the filters can make your pictures colored or look old. It was a fun booth to visit. I enjoy the simplicity of Polaroid, reminding me of the fun I had as a kid.
Kodiak was also cool to visit. They demonstrated a 3D printer. Just like on the Big Bang Theory, they were able to make little “action figures” of whatever they scanned. Wouldn’t you love to have a miniature version of yourself?
Drones are honestly just getting better and better. There were drones for everyone, to many to mention here. I am going to start a travel vlog soon and a few of the drones featured at CES would be perfect to use. As an avid lover of travel vlogs I cannot wait to see where drones take us. Also, drone races are here and who doesn’t love a good drone race. Drones can do some amazing things such as carry medical supplies, go under water, and follow you with facial recognition (the selfie drone). Pretty exciting!
So, everything is already blowing my mind, when I am introduced to the new and improved automobiles. Man oh man were they slick and futuristic looking. Wait…I think I am living in the future! Anyway, self-driving cars have come a long way. I am only going to talk about the car that I looked at (if I talk about all of them we will be here forever). The brand new Nissan car was honestly the coolest car! I wasn’t even planning on going to see the cars at the convention because let’s be honest I am too broke to be doing anything but dream of buying any of the new vehicles. But, when I heard that there was a car that could “read your mind” I had to go see what it was all about. I posted the video I took of the presentation explaining the car because it’s going to be less confusing than it would be if I tried to explain it to you.
I could go on and on about all of the things that I saw at the convention but now on to what you are all here for…”the Bodies that live forever”.
I thought the presentation at this booth was for real. Spoiler Alert…it’s not.
I had no idea the body lying there wasn’t real. I did not see a sign posted anywhere that it was fake. And, after seeing all the new technology at the convention, it wouldn’t surprise me if it wasn’t. The body looked real!! I touched it!! And, after watching the video presentation, I was freaking amazed! I believed. I wanted to live forever, apparently so did a lot of people that saw my video on Facebook. It went viral! I quickly came to find out that my videos about the bodies had gone viral and had already had over 30,000 shares. Now at over 100,000 shares. After watching my video’s wouldn’t you believe it was true?
Anyway, the real reason the booth of the bodies was simply to promote a new Netflix show coming out on February 2nd. Bummer huh? Would you want to live forever? I’m not sure…
I added my snapchats I took at the convention below, if you want to take the time to watch them. I am no videographer and I did not expect to reach this many people. Like, I said I was just expecting some friends and family to see them. If you have any questions feel free to ask, I will be answering as many of them as I can.
Here’s to a life of spontaneity!