CES2018: Youth = The Future of Technology

damisha-proBy DaMisha Brown

LAS VEGAS, NV — For young people who are willing to move just as fast or faster than technology itself, CES is where you should be. But, “Why?”

Technology is always moving rapidly into the future. What once needed man-power has become electronically made easier for us to market better and faster.

For over a decade, bdpatoday has shared the world’s latest tech creations with small businesses, Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). However, in order to share, one must go to where technology and our futures meet, at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, for over 50 years this global event is a gathering place where many who are affected by technology can network, learn and push technology to the next level, all within an exciting and action-packed week.

Who does technology affect? It affects any social media navigator, content creator, entrepreneur, small business owner, video producer, photographer, freelance writer or college graduate. Young people are affected by technology.

With technology constantly moving, young people are regularly the first to test a new invention’s fate: success or failure.

For example, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise. It was the biggest discussion of CES2018.  Young people use AI to help navigate to new destinations with Siri, play their favorite tunes at home with Alexa, search the web with Cortana or use Samsung’s new assistant and latest AI invention “Bixby” to remind them of what the next day holds.

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— Photo Credit: Twitter

Young people may not be the predominate creators of new technology, but, they promote the path of a new invention as a need for the future or a one-time convenience.

How far technology can go is in the hands of its fastest critics, young people. It’s their call, being a group of great travelers and closer to what is current, to tell creators “This works!”, or “This could be better”.

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International DJ Val Fleury (@iamValFleury pictured to the right) showcased her musical skills playing for Intel among our CES2018 fun and infotainment. Fleury is Los Angeles based and quickly became noticed for her style and diverse sounds. She is featured during our credits on bdpatoday‘s CES2018 sizzle reel now airing on your Popular Technology TV (PTTV) YouTube Channel.

Photo Credit: @iamValFleury

Young people, get active, get involved and be present next January at CES2019. YOU hold the future of tech!  Send it forward.

—Source: CES2018 and cover photo credit: Intel

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BDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over 40 years ago in 1975 to promote professional growth and technical development in underserved communities for those in or entering information and communications technology (ICT) oriented fields of interest and related industries. bdpatoday (ISSN 1946-1429) is a monthly serial periodical published in Washington, D.C. by participating local BDPA Chapters of National BDPA (NBDPA) within their respective media markets by local chapter Communications Committees. bdpatoday is emailed to BDPA members, BDPA corporate sponsors, or electronically delivered to BDPA Chapters and Chapter Interest Groups (CIGs) via social media as a benefit of membership. Popular Technology TV (PTTV) features the latest TECH-Inclusion innovations and multimedia STEM programming content produced for video streams and television programs by Industry with bdpatoday and National BDPA's Washington, D.C. Chapter for general audiences.

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