09 Jan '13, 1am

CES 2013: The World's Largest Electronics Tradeshow, Buddhism, and the Illusion of Choice

CES 2013: The World's Largest Electronics Tradeshow, Buddhism, and the Illusion of Choice

At 7:30 in the morning, I arrived at the airport on my way to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And as is my habit, I stopped to grab a magazine at the book shop. A magazine that would entirely change the way I approached this conference. CES is the biggest consumer electronics show on the planet, and if you've been there, that statement is easy to believe. The tradeshow covers ‪1.9 million square feet of exhibition space‬, and over 150,000 people gather to see what some 3,200 companies have to offer them in gadgetry. I have attended CES for four years now . I started out hopeful. The first year, I looked for anything green in consumer electronics, and for what could be made green if effort were applied. The second year, I wanted to report on any improvements I saw, any movement that pushed the needle closer to sustainability. Sadly, there was little in that area...

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