Well, I cheated. I was already briefed (through a press release) that "Psychasec" wasn't a genuine CES exhibitor, despite this full-fledged stall you see here. Nope, this is a fictional company from Altered Carbon, the next big-budget sci-fi series from Netflix, which seems to borrow heavily from Blade Runner, at least in visual delivery.
Most of the other attendees, a mixture of businesspeople, media and other exhibitors, were immediately curious about the glossy white stand with two sexy, realistic mannequins on display at the front.
When they ventured inside, an army of slightly too pretty attendants, dressed in white, offered vague sci-fi responses to questions ("It's about transferring your conscious to a new, better body") while screens all around scrolled through the benefits of replacing your body with a new (sexy, stronger, smarter) model. The aforementioned staff clutched tablets to take email addresses, with promises of more information come February 2nd. Plenty took the bait, genuinely curious to know where this company was based and whether this was all even possible.
The twist, if you can call it that, happens once you turn a corner and you're confronted with a vacuum-sealed human. This is another mannequin, although with some carefully placed condensation inside the bag, which made it rather unsettling. Naturally, I had to poke the "person" in a bag. Morbid fascination.