Prediction

Jan 13, 2018
Originally published on January 13, 2018 8:40 am
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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, since all the stuff at this year's CES were for old people, we'll ask, what will be the must-have gadget at next year's Consumer Electronics Show? But first, let me tell you all that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Visit St. Petersburg-Clearwater, home of 35 miles of white sand beaches along Florida's Gulf Coast and a daily sunset celebration on Clearwater Beach, 90 minutes west of Orlando - at visitstpeteclearwater.com. Lumber Liquidators, supporting rebuilding efforts in Aransas County, Texas - which was affected by Hurricane Harvey - providing material support and money to help rebuild public schools in the county. More at lumberliquidators.com. And Burlington stores, committed to helping communities. Since 2007, they've donated 1.8 million coats. Through January 22, Burlington is collecting gently worn coats so people can stay warm - burlingtonstores.com.

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Now, panel, what will be the big gadget at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show? Adam Felber.

ADAM FELBER: Functioning electric lights.

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SAGAL: Helen Hong.

HELEN HONG: A stable genius-o-meter.

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SAGAL: And Roy Blount Jr.

ROY BLOUNT JR.: Well, two of the leading gadgets this year, I understand, were a very huggable robot and a toilet you can communicate with. For certain mornings after and even late nights, what's needed is a sort of hybrid of that - a very...

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SAGAL: A toilet you can embrace.

BLOUNT JR.: Yeah.

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BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of that happens, we'll ask you about it right here on WAIT, WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis.

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SAGAL: Thanks also to Adam Felber, Helen Hong and Roy Blount Jr. Thanks to all of you for listening these last 20 years. I'm Peter Sagal, and we'll see you next week.

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