Consumer Electronics Show 2020

This week, Mike, Dan, and Melissa explore what’s new and noteworthy coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 which recently concluded in Las Vegas.

We discuss the highlights from the show itself and also take time to dive into a recent critique by Cindy Gallop of Cosmopolitan magazine that focuses on the patterns of sexism and “bro culture” that have pervaded CES since its inception in the late 1960s. CES is trying to respond but is it enough?

And of course, we explore the pros and cons of a new wave of cute, therapeutic, SEL-friendly robots. What’s good and what might be the first steps on the road to dystopia?

Listen in to catch up on the tech and some varied perspectives. Enjoy!


Episode References

Gallop, C. (2020, January 10). Why Can’t CES Get “the Woman Thing” Right? Cosmopolitan. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a30469239/ces-women-sexism/