So in some 7-11 in Singapore has an automated mashed potato machine.
We’ve also talked automated pizza here, automated convenience stores, and so on. As you may have guessed, I kind of have a thing for automation, especially in the realm of food. There’s a reason for that.
Let’s face it, people like their food and like it fast. A lot of people like gadgets. Oh, and a lot of businesses would like to remove “people” from the equation of a lot of things. I see more and more food automation – and seemingly wacky automation – as a potential trend for these reasons.
In fact, I could see it go farther with concern over health. Tell me how actual attempts to deliver healthy food someone would go over – at least in the right areas?
So, for you progreeks, keep food automation in mind. If people are going to make a freaking mashed potato vendor this year, I can easily see a lot more food automation happening in the next decade.
Until then, pass the mashed potatoes.
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach for professional and potentially professional geeks, fans, and otaku. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/