A few of my favorite CES things

Like me, I’m sure you’ve all been following the great innovations coming out of CES. I could talk about emerging tech for days, but I’d rather spend my time experiencing it on the show floor than writing about it, so I’ll limit myself to the three that have impressed me most so far.

First, I have to talk about the Kodak 8mm beta camera. I love this! It’s drenched in the kind of cool that only comes with nostalgic relics of a bygone era. As a film buff, I love seeing the push away from needing to shoot everything in increasingly crystal clear digital formats. There is a magical quality to the fuzz of film, and I can’t wait to see how the Kodak 8mm beta impacts young filmmakers and advertisers.

Next up, the Oculus Rift. I’ve been watching, waiting and hoping for years, and it’s finally paid off. I think everyone feels the same, seeing how the Oculus sold out in 15 minutes, even with the $599 pre-order price tag. VR is surely going to be the next quantum leap in customer experience marketing, and I am excited for what’s to come.

Last, but certainly not least, it looks like my dream car – the Tesla – has been usurped by the genius designers at Faraday Future. The FFZero1 looks like something straight out of science fiction films – like running the Batmobile through a Tron filter. But beyond its jaw-dropping good looks and monstrous 1,000 hp motor, this unrivaled super car is green friendly too. Who knows if we will ever see an FFZero1 on the road, but there’s no harm in hoping.

There you have it! If you’re at CES, let me know what’s grabbing your attention and imagination. You’ll find me tweeting about it all at @ramalytics