April 20, 2024

The futuristic devices revealed at CES 2024 that give a glimpse into your future life

  • CES 2024 in Las Vegas has already revealed some incredible new devices
  • From flying cars to AI automated assistants, they reveal the future of technology

If you’ve ever watched a sci-fi movie from the ’80s, you’ll know that predicting the future of technology is never an easy task.

But at CES 2024, some surprising devices offer a glimpse into their future life.

And, from see-through TVs and flying cars to tight-fitting sports leggings, that future looks more like science fiction than ever.

Given that ChatGPT burst into our lives last year, it’s no surprise that CES has seen more than its share of nifty AI gadgets.

So whether you’re looking for a robot butler or an AI-powered personal trainer, there may soon be a device that has just what you need.

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Transparent televisions

One of the most interesting developments of CES 2024 has been LG and Samsung’s announcement of fully transparent televisions.

In what they say could be the next big thing in televisions, the South Korean electronics maker on Monday revealed its wireless transparent device.

At the Las Vegas conference, the company introduced a 77-inch wireless display.

Billed as “the world’s first wireless, 4k, transparent OLED TV,” the LG Signature OLED-T is designed to sit in the middle of a room and look like a transparent glass panel when not in use.

When it is on, viewers can choose to keep it partially transparent or make it opaque.

“OLED T creates a feeling of openness,” said LG’s Frank Lee.

‘Television no longer has to dominate the room. This intensifies the relationship between television and the space it inhabits.”

LG unveiled the 77-inch wireless display on stage at a press conference Monday morning.
Wireless, transparent television is not yet ready for public launch, but it has been heralded as the future of television.

Gym leggings that surprise you

While most devices are aimed at making your life more convenient, some of the technology on display at CES 2024 appears to have the opposite goal.

While Barunbio Energywear’s activewear may look like average gym clothing, it’s actually hiding a surprising piece of technology.

The WE-Stim device (for wearable electrical stimulation) provides low-power electrical stimulation throughout the body while you train.

However, no batteries are needed: the clothing uses the static generated by your own movements for energy.

“It improves cellular vitalization, signaling, metabolic activity and blood flow, inducing the movement of ions and molecules within cells,” the company explained.

WE-Stim clothing is designed to deliver small electrical shocks along the seams intended to increase muscle performance.

robot butlers

This year’s CES has seen the launch of not one but two different robot butlers.

Both Samsung and LG have introduced artificially intelligent assistant robots that can feed your pets, schedule laundry, and remind you to take medications.

Samsung’s offering, a new version of its Ballie robot, is a round yellow robot that contains AI-powered camera hardware and a projector.

According to Samsung, it can recognize your face and greet you when you get home.

A promotional video shows how you can text the robot to tell it to check on the dog.

You can even project video calls, workouts, or any other work or entertainment visuals on the wall.

When connected to other smart home devices, Samsung said, Ballie can activate them, allowing the robot to feed your pets or turn on the washing machine.

LG’s competing robot, which the company calls its “smart home agent,” also launched this week.

This AI assistant looks much more like a little animal, with a digital screen for a face and legs with wheels.

The robot is designed to follow you around the house performing small, information-based tasks.

You won’t be able to do laundry or dishes, but LG says it will be able to learn your moods and habits.

This could include cheering up their owner with happy music if they are feeling sad.

LG’s competing robot, which the company calls its “smart home agent,” also launched this week.
LG announced its smart home AI agent at a press conference at CES this week in Las Vegas, but it’s not yet available to the public.

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Virtual laptop with 100-inch screen

While other companies have focused on making their screens bigger and better, one has eliminated them entirely.

Spacetop, made by startup Sightful, promises users a 100-inch screen without the drawbacks of physical hardware.

By using augmented reality glasses, the laptop user can see a huge screen placed before them as if it were floating in the air.

But, priced at $2,150 (£1,690), the Spacetop has a lot to live up to.

And while the laptop screen may be innovative, the laptop itself can be held back by poor quality hardware.

The system is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chip, which is the same chip Meta used in 2020 for the Quest 2.

Plus, it only has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, a far cry from what you could get from a regular laptop at a similar price.

Sightful’s Spacetop uses augmented reality glasses to offer the user a 100-inch screen without the need for a physical screen

An AI assistant in your pocket

A walkie-talkie-style device is already being hailed as the “iPhone of artificial intelligence.”

The Rabbit r1 uses a built-in chatbot to perform its owner’s everyday tasks.

Depending on the company, these tasks can range from a simple question to booking an entire vacation.

Revealed at CES 2024 this week, the r1 marked the start of the race to create a device that will do for AI what the smartphone did for the internet.

What’s more, it only costs £159, a fraction of the price of rival devices, including Humane’s AI pin, which recently went on sale for £550.

The idea behind this is to save people from having to scroll through hundreds of different apps on their smartphone and instead provide one big super app.

The device works by monitoring all of the owner’s online accounts, giving the AI ​​access to their profiles on apps such as Uber and Deliveroo.

However, US start-up Rabbit said it would always ask for permission and clarification when undertaking any task, especially those involving payments.

The Rabbit r1 is a walkie-talkie style device with a built-in chatbot that is already hailed as the “iPhone of artificial intelligence.”

Creepy robot friend

Rounding out this year’s selection of AI assistants is WeHead’s slightly strange human face.

Billed as the ‘AI companion to a human face’, the company uses an established combination of screens to create a convincing face that users can talk to.

At CES 2024, MailOnline spoke to a WeHead device scheduled to give a company presentation, but the company says they could be used for customer service.

However, MailOnline found that the AI ​​frequently interrupted the user and gave confusing answers.

MailOnline attempted to speak to the WeHead device, but it continued calling the user “bro”, which it explained was a term of endearment.

Flying cars

Of course, no roundup of futuristic technology would be complete without at least one flying car.

CES 2024 has seen the launch of several different flying vehicles, but perhaps the most exciting is the new S-A2 from Hyundai-owned Supernal.

Once operational, the S-A2 will move people around the city, avoiding traffic jams on the streets.

This electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle is seeking approval by 2026 to be one of the first flying taxis in the US.

The vehicle seats five people (one pilot and four passengers) and gets its power from eight electric rotors.

During flight, the eight rotors will rotate to face forward and allow the vehicle to fly like an airplane.

Neil Marshall, head of manufacturing strategy at Supernal, told MailOnline: “Our aim is to get to that cost point where it is affordable and can be used by the masses.”

“This is not intended solely for high net worth or executive type use.”

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) S-A2 seeks approval in 2026 to become one of America’s first flying taxis

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