Touchscreen Vending Machines (video)
The days of the old school snack vending machine are numbered. No longer will you punch in what seems like coordinates to sink my battle ship, but instead select the item from a touchscreen interface. I know, I know, the term ‘touchscreen’ is getting to the point of sickly sweet, but there are some advantages to the vending machine of the future. For instance, those with allergies or perhaps an aversion to an abundance of calories can review the nutritional info as well as the ingredients in the selected snack. Inside is a network connected computer which can remotely update its owner if the machine needs to be refilled as well as transmit advertisements. Who knows when we’ll start seeing these machines on the street, but I’ll be sure to vend myself something.