If there is one thing that is dramatically clear from this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it is that the future is definitely not about mobile. Or smart televisions. Or super slim digital cameras.
Instead of these mainstream consumer gadgets, the products getting attention this week are wildly diverse, from wifi enabled “smart kettles” to “selfie hair brushes” to mood tracking wrist straps. Amidst the silliness of sometimes overly quirky products, though, is a quantifiable consumer electronics trend that is poised to eclipse the “Internet of things” and offer a huge opportunity to marketers paying attention.