Thursday, January 07, 2016

Consumer Electronics Show 2016: Are we in an innovation lull? - The Washington Post

Also see On Display at CES, Tech Ideas in Their Awkward Adolescence (NYT)

"And it's hard not to think: Are we in an innovation lull?

In some ways, the answer is yes. For years, smartphones, televisions, tablets, laptops and desktops have made up a huge part of the market and driven innovation. But now these segments are looking at slower growth curves -- or shrinking markets in some cases -- as consumers aren't as eager to spend money on new gadgets.

Meanwhile, emerging technologies -- the drones, 3D printers and smart-home devices of the world -- now seem a bit too old to be called "the next big thing."

Basically the tech industry seems to be in an awkward period now."
Consumer Electronics Show 2016: Are we in an innovation lull? - The Washington Post
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