We will observe the development of things.
What you need to know
- The company continues to withdraw from CES 2022 in person appearances.
- More public opinion polls believe that CES 2022 should be cancelled, just like this year’s MWC and IFA.
- Many people believe that it should not be cancelled, it should be fully virtualized or continue as planned.
CES 2022 has not even started yet, and it has already had a bad start. At first, a few companies opted out to show up in person, but the list of companies quickly increased. Even Google decided to remove itself and its autonomous driving unit Waymo from the show, and said in a statement that it wanted to “identify and support virtual opportunities.”
Considering the number of publications and well-known companies that choose not to participate in person, we asked readers if they think CES 2022 should be cancelled. Among the votes, 37% thought it should be cancelled. This will follow similar initiatives of this year’s MWC and IFA, with the former rescheduling smaller events in the summer.
It was followed by 36% of votes that should not be cancelled. In this way, the show can continue anyway, although not everyone agrees that it should be fully virtualized like last year’s conference. In other words, although many vendors rely on the event to launch new products including some of the best Android TVs, the more companies and publications that quit attending the venue in person, the less likely it is for CES organizers to maintain a physical event.
In other words, one commenter, the Starfleet Captain, believes that safety precautions in place should be sufficient for CES to continue the physical performance:
If you asked me this question last year, my answer is definitely yes. But today, given that the development direction of this epidemic is affected by the behavior of the entire population, I have come to the conclusion that we must adapt to the lifestyle of dealing with this epidemic for a period of time. Therefore, because we have vaccines, they can effectively work through common sense practices such as social distancing measures and wearing masks to give a wonderful performance.
For now, although publications and big-name companies will no longer physically exist, CES organizers insist that the show must continue, and they have taken sufficient safety precautions to allow attendees to enjoy a safe show.
There is still more than a week before the show starts, we just need to see how things will develop.