Coronavirus pandemic gives CES 2021 an opportunity to attract an online audience

The CES show, the largest trade gathering in the United States and the premier annual meeting of the tech industry, will not be greeting the public in January, as planned, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Instead, the organizers say they’re going all-digital, with several days of online entertainment planned for Jan. 6-9, 2021. 

Good luck with that. 

As a longtime attendee, with more years of attendance than I care to admit, I think the odds of success here are very tough. Yes, we can devote three days of our lives to getting to Las Vegas and roaming the show floor. It’s a lot harder to do it in front of a computer for hours. 

CES always attracts huge crowds
CES always attracts huge crowds

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The FBI says that most serial killers and school shooters abused animals before they murdered people. In the internet age, that animal torture has found a devoted audience online.

Usually animal crush videos feature bugs or mice.
Usually animal crush videos feature bugs or mice.

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  • People around the world — including in the US — are making “animal crush” videos, an extreme version of torture porn in which animals are tortured and killed on video.

  • The making and distribution of these videos are illegal, and mostly exist on the dark web, but some slip through detection efforts on mainstream social media platforms.

  • Experts say that the people who make these videos have the characteristics of a budding serial killer. 

  • Those who watch them might get sexual pleasure out of pain. 

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Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic details about animal abuse and cruelty.

Many “animal crush” videos will start the same. 

A person whose identity is masked will hold up an animal, like a cat or dog, and pet them affectionately. 

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“The Killing” may have been ahead of its time.

Veena Sud’s crime drama, which first ran on AMC and was later picked up by Netflix, delivered a 13-episode first season in 2011 that declined to solve the central mystery of who killed small-town teen Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay). When the season ended that June, there was an uproar on social media from the audience. They had given it so much time, energy and engagement while theorizing online about whodunnit, but failed to receive an answer. Sud announced the plan was always to definitively resolve who the perpetrator was by the end of the second season, but for many, that wasn’t enough.

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