January 28, 2019   |   Updated: July 9, 2019

To some, recent consumer technologies have started to feel unexciting. To others, we’re in an unprecedented time of rapid innovation, where the incredible has become commonplace. So how are we to reconcile the two, given the current cultural context? And where are tech and human achievement headed in the near future?

At CES 2019, Peggy Smedley and IEEE Fellow Tom Coughlin engaged in a fascinating conversation focused on finding an answer.

Watch the video below to see how they picture the interplay of innovation, STEM education, failure, privacy, manufacturing and more when it comes to solving global challenges. Plus, hear how IEEE initiatives are helping support standards and technologists in these endeavors.


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The Global Impact of IEEE's 802 Standards

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Virtual and Mixed Reality

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Take the journey from farm to table and learn how IoT will help us reach the rising demand for food production

Watch technical experts discuss the latest cyber threats

Explore how researchers, teachers, explorers, healthcare and medical professionals use immersive technologies

Follow the timeline to see how Generation AI will be impacted by technology

Learn how your IoT data can be used by experiencing a day in a connected life

Listen to technical experts discuss the biggest security threats today

See how tech has influenced and evolved with the Games

Enter our virtual home to explore the IoT (Internet of Things) technologies

Explore an interactive map showcasing exciting innovations in robotics

Interactively explore A.I. in recent Hollywood movies

Get immersed in technologies that will improve patients' lives