CES 2019 is still in the air and more amazing technologies are rolling in one after the other
Another of the amazing technology innovation that got featured during yesterday’s event at Los Angeli is a sex toy by a woman-owned company, Lora Dicarlo, who was also present at the last year’s CES event. The company was able to take away an honoree award during one of the past events, and in the same attempt, has planned to present its debut product at CES this week alongside a plaque for winning one of the show’s Innovation Awards. However, fate had it against her that such opportunity will not be awarded to her this time around— the organizers behind CES revoked the award and the company’s ability to exhibit at the show, then gave a bunch of ridiculous reasons for why it happened. Well, that what we found out during outsourcing; there is the possibility that there is more to the incident instead of just mere excuses from the organizers of the event.
Lora Dicarlo’s first product presentation, ‘Ose Robotic massager’ as it has been called won an award at the CES which is now been revoked basically because the organizers feel it does not fall in line with the Robotics and Drones category of which it was initially been awarded for. Come to think of it, are sex toys robotic? Personally, I think Yes, and that award shouldn’t have been revoked in the first place, but it seems there is more to the matter than we can actually see or hear. Other excuses by the organizers of the show say, that Lora’s product didn’t comply with the rules. The show’s an award’s organizer, the Consumer Technology Association, allegedly cited rules saying products that are “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane or not in keeping with CTA’s image will be disqualified.” It then backtracked and said the product simply didn’t fit in the robotics and drones category.
In some other peoples opinion, it is believed that the show has general unfriendliness with the female gender, as it has come out of the oblivion that the show, as much as possible, usually avoid female characters. To make this a lot believing, the show has failed to feature any female figure as keynote speaker, rather, it has been an all-men thing.
This controversy is absurd for a handful of reasons. For one, sex toys and sex tech have regularly been featured at CES. But most of all, it’s just a foolish move for an association that ought to be promoting inclusivity in tech. This morning, the Consumer Technology Association even opened a $10 million venture fund focused on “women, people of color, and other underrepresented startups and entrepreneurs” to help improve representation. The CTA ought to take a harder look at its flagship trade show, too. Hopefully, such an act would be re-addressed in the nearest future.