Every year at CES there are one or two things that catch my eye. This year it was only one thing that caught my eye. The new Samsung Note Pro 12.2 tablet.
There are a number of items that caught my eye but that didn’t last (which is normally the case). But the new tablet’s from Samsung really seemed to take things up a notch.
The other thing that caught my eye (but isn’t really a product) is the growing number of Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects that were at and on display during CES. It points to the growth of both of those sites as well as the growing separation of innovation from the way its been to the way it will become.
There are always going to be things that organizations innovate internally. But now the reality is that a number of those things will in fact move externally. They already have in the consumer space.
I wonder in the short run what companies will be threatened in this new world order. Traditional manufacturing will be threatened although not large scale manufacturing. The world of prototyping has moved forward by leaps and bounds (by simply adding a 3d printer).
Beyond large scale manufacturing I suspect there are a number of other companies exempt in the short run. Companies that build products that require extremely specialized skills won’t be impacted in that part of their business in the short run. Car companies and airplane companies are probably exempt due to the reality of as stated before Large Scale manufacturing.
It is an interesting exercise.