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CES 2021: The First Virtual Fair In Its History Begins | Voice Of America

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – The technology conference that typically sets the tone for the year’s biggest trends will be, for the first time in its history, fully digital due to the pandemic. For years, the CES show, held in Las Vegas, has served as a stage to unveil the latest innovations in consumer technology before they hit the market, amid crowds, deafening hustle and bustle, and flashy, flashy displays. According to César Salza, an expert in technology, in this year’s edition it will not be possible to “touch the devices, the new technologies and live the experiences”. CES 2021: The first virtual fair in its history kicks off CES, the technology conference that usually sets the tone for the most important trends of the year, starts. But, due to the pandemic, it will be, for the first time in its history, fully digital. Verónica Villafañe from the Voice of America covered this technology fair last year and now reports on the great difference of the event in 2021. The technology expert has attended several of these events, points out that the cyber encounter has a positive side: “I think all those people who hadn’t been able to go before, the journalists and professionals who wanted to see it first hand but couldn’t, this year they can follow it in a way that we haven’t had before ”. But the attraction is not the same. In 2020, more than 170,000 people from all over the world attended CES. This year, around 100,000 people signed up to watch the tech show on their computers. There are also 2,000 fewer exhibitors, among which COVID-19 has a place in health technology proposals to make our lives easier in the midst of the pandemic. “It is likely that next year we will still see a lot of digital things, but I hope that in 2022 everything will be replenished and that we can return to CES in Las Vegas and all the events will be face-to-face again because in the end, as the face to face as being close to each other and understanding things first hand, there is no comparison, ”says Salza. For now, you have to adjust to a virtual event and remember the majesty of the face-to-face experience of one of the most important technology fairs in the world.


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