When George Zhao took the stage at CES this week, the president of Huawei’s trying-to-be-hip Honor brand did everything short of ollie in on a skateboard. He offered a laundry list of reasons The Kids will love the impressive new Honor 6X smartphone, from the camera to the processor to something about it being smooth like a baby’s skin. “We know young people like to have everything,” Zhao said. “Today, we gave them double.”
Apple, Microsoft and a host of other technology companies have announced or will be announcing new smart watches, smart phones and other electronic gadgets that will connect to other smart gadgets and to the Internet of Things (IoT). I am not sure this will make anyone smarter, but as you dive into how technology advancements are contributing to our health, security and convenience, it is apparent that the trajectory is towards solutions for human inefficiencies, inadequacies and discomfiture.