March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

Press 1 for Pizza, 2 for Cheesy Bread

Dubai is worthy of admiration for a great many reasons. They’ve got vending machines for gold. They’ve got buildings so tall, you can’t even see the ground from the higher floors. They filmed a Mission Impossible movie there. They’ve sent a man to Saturn. You get the idea. Anything gloriously excessive and astoundingly cool probably started in Dubai. Even the name is cool. Dubai. Doobai. Doobie doobie Dubai.

It’s a place where you can order a pizza by pressing a fridge magnet.

What we have here is a simple, attractive (i.e. food-shaped) device that further reduces the amount of human interaction required to get food. Tears, people. Tears. In my eyes. Beautiful.

It’s things like this that give me hope for humanity. Someday we might have a wall of function-specific buttons, providing instructions to robot butlers regarding our dietary, entertainment, and even hygienic needs. Like Wall-E, but real! Win-win-win.

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