The Verge: The annual glimpse into the future of consumer technology. 2013 in all its glory, glistening white and chrome. Covered, perhaps, with a thin layer of Gorilla Glass. Banks of HDTVs seemingly mounted in the sky like a Matrix fever dream, following you through the packed halls. Hundreds of thousands of bodies pack into a convention center in the desert in an artificial city built for human pleasure. Yes, it’s the Consumer Electronics Show, still the world’s biggest, and it kicks off in just a few days.