One of Samsung’s CEOs, BK Yoon, just gave the opening keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and it was all about the Internet of Things.
Throughout the keynote, BK Yoon talked about how the Internet of Things will play a big role in our future, eventually becoming more than just a gimmick or a convenience.
The Internet of Things is a term used to describe everyday objects that are connected to the internet that can communicate with one another through sensors. Gadgets like the Nest Learning Thermostat fall into this category.
This keynote was certainly a bit more tame than CES opening press conferences we’ve seen in years past. In 2013, chip maker Qualcomm had a bizarre opening keynote that included an appearance from Big Bird, for example.
But one thing was clear — Samsung is betting its future on the Internet of Things. During the keynote, the company announced that 90% of its products will focus on the Internet of Things by 2017, and 100% of their devices will cater to this trend five years from now.
Jeremy Rifkin, president of the association of economic trends, came on stage to discuss how eventually almost every aspect of our lives could rely heavily on the Internet.
We blogged the whole thing live, see the stream below: