Back to the Future: the exhibition CES-2014 eyes 2034




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Voice Command Headset

Susan Batch at the exhibition CES-1990 in Chicago demonstrates LaserScope gaming device from the company Konami for Nintendo games from the company

Since 1967 International Consumer Electronics Show every year delights us most high-tech innovations. Digital translators, virtual reality systems and even robots are an integral part of almost every CES each year. Below is a list of the most stunning pieces shown on this show over the years of its existence. Just do not be surprised that some things were shown at CES in Chicago, just CES to mid 90s of the last century took place in the summer there, and then moved to the city casino – Las Vegas.


Open doors at CES January 9, 1997.


(Left) The robot BOB (Brains on Board) at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. Monday, June 6, 1983. Personal robot assistant, who promised huge bright future prospects in 1980.

(Right) A woman shows a new game Mind Link from the company Atari. June 5, 1984 at CES in Chicago. A device used for the game, theoretically reads brain waves and translates them command character movement on screen. This device has never been released.

Holy Bible computer

Company Franklin Computers June 2, 1989 shows the ancestor of all the plates loaded with a digital version of it on the Bible. The device was also available in versions with the King James Bible and the New Testament.


«Beeper Kid» from the company A + H International, child locator, shown at CES 28 May 1992. When a child moves from their parents for 10 meters, “beeper” starts beeping at receiving station.

Brian Durwood

Points virtual reality Virtual Vision Sport, shown on Friday, June 4, 1993 in Chicago at the exhibition CES.

Cellular Phones

Why is this man from the company Motorola is holding a cheeseburger in front of the cell phone shown at the exhibition in the summer of 1994 in Chicago? That’s because the phone, which he holds in one hand and weighs 110.5 grams – less than a cheeseburger, which he holds in his other hand.


The system of “virtual reality» Virtual Hoops REALWare from the company at CES 1996, January 4, Las Vegas.


Robert Minkhorst, president and CEO of Philips shows at CES January 5, 1996, DVD-drive. DVD standard was then recognized as the most futuristic invention for movies – on DVD-ROM can hold more than 14 times more information than a normal CD.


Two women from the company ITT Night Vision show at an exhibition in 1996 night vision range Night Quest.


Quicktionary company from Seiko. Scanner translator showing translate scanned text element. Was shown at CES January 9, 1998. Dictionary database of electronic translator was about 400,000 words.


Judy Baker, head of the production areas of Plantronics, headset shows CT10, connected to a small wireless telephone at the exhibition CES-2000 in Las Vegas.


Samsung SPH-S100, shown at CES in Las Vegas January 7, 2001. Device could serve as hours and phone.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, shows a “smart” clock Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) from Fossil of the exhibition in 2003.


The ultra-compact digital camera Phillips Key019 Wearable Digital Camera at CES January 7, 2004.


A stand of variegated music players and phones from various manufacturers, shown at the International Consumer Electronics Show January 6, 2005.

Agree that all the above gadgets now look ridiculous and even silly to some extent. But then, in the 60s, 70s, 90s and even in the 2000s, they were the top high technology. It is very likely that after some 20 years, we also ironic smile on their faces and will talk about the things that were shown back in 2014, with nostalgia: “It is time …”
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