With all the oxygen in the room sucked up by Alexa and Google and their dueling banjos of voice-controlled home management, there’s another trend you might missed at this year’s CES: analog. It’s back baby and better than ever.
Aki Toyoda took the stage at an early CES press conference to announce something his grandfather, the founder of Toyota Motor Corporation never could have imagined. Toyota wasn’t thinking about itself as a car company anymore. The reliable car maker was now going to focus on “mobility.”
One product launched at CES more than any other indicated we might be nearing the voice-controlled shark jump ramp: the talking toilet.
Turns out Ajit Pai has no problem upending the internet as we know it, he’s just not willing to show up to get publicly dragged by the entire tech industry for the effort.