Watch Highlights From WIRED’s CES Conversations
During any other January, WIRED staffers would gather in Las Vegas to pore over the latest gadgets at CES, the biggest consumer electronics event of the year. But this year, the show was held entirely online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Though we were in our living rooms instead of on the convention floor, WIRED was able to chat with experts around the country and across sectors about the technological innovation that’s still very much thriving.
Over the course of two days, WIRED HQ hosted a series of talks about the trends that will define 2021 and the years to come with the people at the fore. Moderna’s Melissa Moore explained why we should be excited about the dawn of mRNA vaccines; the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, talked about the cybersecurity issues that pose the biggest threat to our democracy; and Slack’s Stewart Butterfield and Salesforce’s Bret Taylor told us about how digital-first workplaces will become the norm even when we can return to the office. In between, we learned more about what we can expect, prepare for, and get excited about in the year to come.