Vending Machine Uses Time-Honored Science of Phrenology to Help Wet Your Whistle

November 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Great Moments in Human Innovation) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

-from flickr user Muffet

Reuters is reporting that a Japanese vending company has been testing a vending machine that uses facial recognition to suggest drinks to users.

Look tame and refined?  How about some green tea?  Are you “extreme”?  Maybe some ginseng/taurine/caffeine/guarana liver-killer?  Is the user a lady?  They apparently will want some cloyingly sweet nectar.   (Don’t blame me, the Japanese said it!)

So far, only one has been installed, at a train station.  No word yet on whether or not this technology will be used in the future to help to recommend which supplier’s underwear will provide you the most pleasure…

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