The end of the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 just last week gives a glimpse of the future for technology – it’s looking bright.
“I saw the future. And the future looks absolutely amazing.” Innovation, ingenuity, and design – these are the things that matter today. With the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 ending but just a few days ago, many can reassuringly agree that this year will be an exciting one for the world of tech. Tech gurus will remember this year as the year of 4K TVs, the year LG G Flex 2 revolutionized curved phones (again!), and the year of the stunningly designed self-driving Tesla Model X.
If there’s one trend that’s quickly catching on today, it’s this: intelligence is the new sexy. As more and more people tune in for tech every day, a new generation is being born. Tech and information is becoming more and more relevant and deeply intertwined with popular culture. People are becoming smarter and smarter. According to the APA, between 1900 and 2012, the average American IQ has risen by nearly 30 points, meaning that the average person of 2012 had a higher IQ than 95% of the population in the 1900s – and perhaps, that’s reflected in today’s media consumption choices.
Hollywood celebrities are quickly taking a backseat in the media. Fewer and fewer people are concerned about Kim Kardashian breaking the internet, Justin Bieber’s Photoshop mishap, or Taylor Swift’s new best friend. Today’s celebrities are the Steve Jobs, the Elon Musks, the Sergey Brins and Larry Pages. It is these tech innovators that are on the RSS Feeds of every twenty and thirty-something-year-olds’ – and with good reason, these are the people who change the world.
A lot of this had been made possible by Apple. Steve Jobs’ Macworld product launches were as captivating as they can come, successfully proving that tech and information can be made interesting enough to be consumed by the masses. For the first time, intelligent and innovative design mattered.
Today, people still cannot stop talking about inventor Elon Musk – touted as the new Steve Jobs – and the outstanding show put on for the release of the Tesla Model D from late last year. As Business Insider so eloquently put it, “In True ‘Iron Man’ Fashion”.
Whereas before, people obsessed over decorating their homes with celebrities’ guitars and other memorabilia, these instruments are quickly being replaced by things more suited to the entrepreneur lifestyle. With the latest tech gadgets being a great example, another is the obsession of maximizing the output of the brain, which has inherently increased the number of smart pills now available on the market.
Every entrepreneur’s dream is to create the 25th hour of the day, which is exactly what one such company, Neuro Laboratories, claims to have created with their equally tech-named NITROvit, aimed at the tech gurus of the future and the budding Mark Cubans and Elon Musks of today. Smart pills like the award-winning NITROvit have been praised for improving its user’s focus, energy, clarity, and memory – exactly what every aspiring entrepreneur and tech guru needs.
With popular consumer media shifting from TMZ, Us Weekly, and eBuzz to Tech Crunch, Mashable, and Lifehacker, it seems that no one wants to be the next Justin Bieber or Michael Jackson anymore. It’s all about the next Jobs and the next Gates.
Just as the old Rat Pack, including Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., would stroll down the city of New York at night in their suits and black ties, the 21st century is seeing a similar Rat Pack emerging, now including the aforementioned innovators, as well as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos all wearing jeans and a hoodie – and instead of New York, it’s this small booming portion of San Francisco Bay called Silicon Valley…