Technology is constantly changing and growing. The evolution of communicative systems such as the Internet has skyrocketed in the past decade and there is no reason to believe that this phenomenon will slow down any time soon. The use of the Internet makes it easier for individuals to access services like schools and businesses regardless of global location. Likewise, the Internet allows businesses and schools to operate more cost effectively by not having to maintain brick and mortar locations and it also lets businesses pick from a wider talent-pool of potential employees.
Although many companies still prefer to hire telecommuters from their own nation, as “global” becomes the norm and the tax laws are bent to fit the trend then the doors for International companies with worldwide employees will be widely opened. Hence, the Internet is the most cost effective and lifestyle friendly choice for people in terms of shopping, working, going to class or even making friends. Due to this, despite the current problematic issues with the economy, online systems are continuing to progress and might even prove to be a savior for many.
One of the biggest issues with technology is that it can be extremely difficult to stay up to date on the latest breakthroughs and possibilities. Reading the papers, checking websites, and subscribing to publications that are dedicated to technology are all good ways to stay as up to date as possible. However, attending conventions—or at least being aware of what has been revealed at recent conventions—is another great way to learn about technology and gauge where it is heading over the next months and years.
The Consumer Electronics Show is one such convention that brings together companies from all over the world to discuss the future of technology and reveal the most cutting-edge new products and services. The Consumer Electronics Show is held annually. In 2014 it is scheduled to begin on January 7 and end on January 11. The show is held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although most of the people who attend the conference are invited through a company, anyone can research the revelations that the show produced and see if any of the consumer electronics might apply to their lives. The website features an excellent and easy to use Exhibitors Directory for this purpose.
The Consumer Electronics Show is owed and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). According to the website:
“More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org and Innovation-Movement.com.”
The Consumer Electronic Show has a lot to offer. In 2013 everything from Aereo (a company that aims to put television shows online) to sparkly smart phone cases were exhibited. Consumers and electronics are two words that convey huge markets and billions of people that veer into numerous niches of life, merchandise, and services. As online learning becomes increasingly common, it is likely that the Consumer Electronics Association will become more interested in the potential for online educational tools and classes. Additionally, electronic tools that help people telecommute and communicate socially are likely to keep evolving over time. These are all things to keep in mind if one is truly interested in carving out a career in this fascinating field.
Virtual capabilities are growing every year and have the potential to improve the quality of life for people all over the world if these innovative technologies are used correctly. In order to ensure that people who are interested in the field remain “in the loop” it is important that new information is constantly being shared and discussed so newer, faster, and better systems can be considered and, if worthy, implemented. Progress is coming at a faster pace than ever before and in order to keep that progress effective people must make an effort to acknowledge what we already have and yet still wonder, “what if?”