Revisiting Captain America’s verdict: '90s Tech vs. CES Gadgets'
Looking back at the time when Chris Evans, Marvel's Captain America, criticized the 'smart' gadgets showcased at CES and longed for simpler 90's technology.
The year was 2019 and CES, the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, was in full swing. Then, in the midst of the tech world's annual convening, Marvel's own Captain America swooped in with a tweet heard round the world.
"'You're a Major Pain': Captain America's War on Overcomplicated Tech"
Chris Evans, famously known for donning the star-spangled suit of Captain America, had a few choice words for the state of modern tech. As reported by Mashable in 2019, he fired off a tweet aimed squarely at the 'smart' features becoming increasingly pervasive in everyday gadgets.
"Dear All Technology, Remember the 90's when you just WORKED??? I don’t need a 'smart' feature on my TV, thermostat, lights, music, refrigerator, security cameras, and f-ing car." His sentiment was clear - today's tech is becoming needlessly complex, often more a hindrance than a help.
"Captain America vs. CES: The Battle of Simplicity and Necessity"
CES, renowned for its showcase of smart gadgets by tech giants, seemed to have overlooked one crucial factor - necessity. Evans' criticism was a reminder that these 'smart' TVs, thermostats, and refrigerators, while technologically impressive, also kinda suck when it comes to user-friendliness.
Even Elon Musk, the Tony Stark of our reality, chimed in on the conversation, although his view was slightly ambiguous given his penchant for packing Tesla cars with such features.
Evans, however, was unambiguous in his indictment of the growing complications of smart features. He succinctly wrote, "You’re a major pain in all of our asses. You’re not worth it. Signed, Everyone."
Looking back, it's clear that Evans, while in character or not, has a knack for speaking truth to power. As technology continues to evolve, his critique serves as a stark reminder - sometimes simpler is indeed better.
(Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)