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Snuggle robots and talking toilets: CES 2018’s wildest gadgets

toilet you talk to and a headband that zaps you to help you lose weight are just a two of the craziest tech gadgets that The Post's Geoffrey A.

Those are just a few of the ideas we’ve seen at CES 2018, the annual consumer technology confab here at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other venues.

When you hug the robot, the rising and falling sensation subconsciously calms you down and helps you get to sleep faster, say its makers.

$600, shipping in September Modius, a headband to help you lose weight (Image courtesy of Modius) Pack on a few pounds during this cold snap?

Foldimate's promises to fold a load of laundry in 4 minutes, but asks you to feed each piece in, individually.

You get back two traditional large USB ports, HDMI for an external monitor, an SD card slot, a microSD card slot — and still two USB Type-C ports.

But Powercast's PowerSpot hub promises to charge devices such as watches, headphones and keyboards within an 80-foot radius without any charging accessories.

(Image courtesy of Dell) Dell’s 2018 refresh of its popular XPS 13 line uses an extra-hardy white glass fiber weave finish that resists the most devilish stains and yellowing over time.

At a time when lots of other companies are making cloth-covered gadgets, Dell gets a high-five for recognizing that road warriors really want a laptop that stands up to abuse.

(Image courtesy of Xeros) Running a laundry load uses a lot of water — while also subjecting your clothes to some serious roughhousing.

Xeros fills washing machines with nylon balls about the size of green peas that help massage away dirt and absorb loose dye using half as much water.

It's not clear how much of a deterrent a bad smell would be, but we commend the idea to develop tech to help discourage attackers.

ElliQ is a tabletop robot with a swiveling head that connects seniors to friends for messages and video chats and makes it a bit easier for them to take advantage of online information and services.

It suggests physical activities, such as taking medicine or going for a walk, and also makes personalized recommendations for news, music or games.

Originally announced last fall, the new pup stole the show at Sony’s CES news conference, where he was shown to a U.S. audience for the first time.

Snuggle robots and talking toilets: CES 2018’s wildest gadgets

toilet you talk to and a headband that zaps you to help you lose weight are just a two of the craziest tech gadgets that The Post's Geoffrey A.

Those are just a few of the ideas we’ve seen at CES 2018, the annual consumer technology confab here at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other venues.

When you hug the robot, the rising and falling sensation subconsciously calms you down and helps you get to sleep faster, say its makers.

$600, shipping in September Modius, a headband to help you lose weight (Image courtesy of Modius) Pack on a few pounds during this cold snap?

Foldimate's promises to fold a load of laundry in 4 minutes, but asks you to feed each piece in, individually.

You get back two traditional large USB ports, HDMI for an external monitor, an SD card slot, a microSD card slot — and still two USB Type-C ports.

But Powercast's PowerSpot hub promises to charge devices such as watches, headphones and keyboards within an 80-foot radius without any charging accessories.

(Image courtesy of Dell) Dell’s 2018 refresh of its popular XPS 13 line uses an extra-hardy white glass fiber weave finish that resists the most devilish stains and yellowing over time.

At a time when lots of other companies are making cloth-covered gadgets, Dell gets a high-five for recognizing that road warriors really want a laptop that stands up to abuse.

(Image courtesy of Xeros) Running a laundry load uses a lot of water — while also subjecting your clothes to some serious roughhousing.

Xeros fills washing machines with nylon balls about the size of green peas that help massage away dirt and absorb loose dye using half as much water.

It's not clear how much of a deterrent a bad smell would be, but we commend the idea to develop tech to help discourage attackers.

ElliQ is a tabletop robot with a swiveling head that connects seniors to friends for messages and video chats and makes it a bit easier for them to take advantage of online information and services.

It suggests physical activities, such as taking medicine or going for a walk, and also makes personalized recommendations for news, music or games.

Originally announced last fall, the new pup stole the show at Sony’s CES news conference, where he was shown to a U.S. audience for the first time.

Will the Rise of The Robots Implode the World Economy?

PHOTOGRAPH BY CHINA STRINGER NETWORK, REUTERS By Simon Worrall, National Geographic PUBLISHED JUNE 3, 2015 From the invention of the steam engine to the Internet, technology has helped drive human progress.

But Martin Ford, author of Rise Of The Robots: Technology and The Threat Of A Jobless Future, suggests we are now at a tipping point where robotics, if not handled right, may trigger mass unemployment and economic collapse.

An Oxford University survey suggested that 47 per cent of the world’s jobs will be taken by robots in the coming decades.

By predictable, I mean you can predict what a person doing a job is going to be doing based on that they’ve done in the past.

Some of the people most threatened are what we might call office drones: people who sit in front of computers doing relatively routine, formulaic things.

As you eliminate workers and people become unemployed or their wages fall, consumers will have less purchasing power to buy the products and services produced by the economy.

If you project this forward, there are going to be a lot of people who are either unemployed, underemployed, or struggling financially, who simply won’t have discretionary income to spend.

What we’re seeing now is that as automation gets better, a lot of jobs that were once off-shored to low wage countries, especially in areas of repetitive customer service, are being replaced by things like digital voice systems.

Countries like India will also try to climb up the skills ladder and go after much higher value type professional jobs.

You could take a young, relatively inexperienced, but very smart worker in India or China and combine them with these very powerful artificial intelligence-enabled tools;

There’s already research into building emotional robots and many people predict that companion robots and robots that provide sex and things like that are not too far in the future.

One of the areas that has dramatic potential to be transformative is in construction, when you take the idea of a 3-D venture and scale it up so it becomes this huge, construction-level machine.

You wouldn’t have to work at something you didn’t enjoy, but you would still have income to participate in the economy and help drive economic growth and all those things that we need people to do.

Right now if you don’t have a job and you don’t have an income, you’ll soon be homeless and living on the street, at least in the U.S. where our social safety net is not at the level of other industrialized countries.

guaranteed income for all citizens, regardless of whether they work, sounds like universal, socialist welfare, doesn’t it?

The alternative is a more free market approach, which would give everyone a minimal income so that they have the means to go out in the market and participate.

When people are worried about paying their rent or putting food on the table, it’s hard for them to focus on something that’s going to impact them decades from now.

People in those countries are the ones that are going to suffer the most from climate change, but they don’t have the ability to worry about it because they’re focused on surviving economically.

The trend toward automation will make people even more economically insecure, which will in turn make it harder, politically, to make anything happen on climate change.

Industries opposed to policies that could address climate change will just say, “If you do this we’re going to lose even more jobs.” And that’s going to kill it.

These two things are going to unfold roughly in parallel and they could create a perfect storm where increased unemployment and the impact from automation will make it even harder to address climate change.

Technology has reached what you might call “an inflection point.” On the one hand, technology is giving us all this great stuff, like medical discoveries or free information on the Internet.

If we can address these issues, so everyone has access to a reasonable standard of living while enjoying the fruits of technology, we could have a very optimistic, almost utopian, future.

Here Are Some Really, Really Weird Public Toilets

Two long segmented concrete tubes, covered in a brick-red steel shell, jut out from the ground like the tails of a couple of sea monsters that happen to be a nice place in which to relieve yourself after finishing off a Big Gulp.

It’s so spectacularly colorful, I feel obligated to quote it at length: These organic forms, eye-catching and instantly memorable, are suggestive of crustaceans or sea creatures, as if the structure was a kind of fossilised husk that had been discovered and inhabited.

Along with adding a playful element to its surroundings, this aquatic reference also links back to the origins of the name Kumutoto, a former pa and ancient stream running under the reclaimed land.

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