Even Tech Geeks aren't immune to a blackout. This was not just any mere Blackout, this was a blackout at the 2018 Consumer Electronics show. #CESblackout
Large sections of the sprawling Las Vegas convention center lost power at about 11:15am local time, shutting down brightly lit company booths and darkening rooms used by hundreds of journalists covering CES. Emergency lights stayed on, and backup batteries kept wireless internet connections functioning.
CES organisers said power was restored within minutes to the centre’s South Hall, where many gaming companies had exhibits. Other areas took longer. Power was fully restored at 2:10pm, CES said in a statement.
A preliminary assessment found that moisture from heavy rains on Tuesday had caused a “flashover” in one of the convention centre’s transformers, it said.
Power and rain are not the only challenges CES has faced this year. A central theme of this year’s show was Smart Cities, and automakers and other companies have used elaborate virtual reality displays of tree-lined streets with smooth flowing traffic to promote technology and investments aimed at relieving urban congestion.
The only way smart cities are possible is with solar power, and if the Las Vegas Convention Center had back up solar power generation Technology it would have ben able to ride out the storm.
Traffic on the streets outside of the Convention Center crawled almost to a stand still on Tuesday as thousands of CES attendees moved back and forth from between hotels and conference venues in heavy rain. Long lines formed at the convention center for cabs. Ride hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft could not pick up passengers at the convention center, but operated from parking lots a block or more away.
It would have been nice if at least some of the people had portable solar generation devices.
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