The automat was once all the rage (I wouldn’t object to an automat lunch option near work – I think they could be quite popular if someone made a stab at bringing them back with tasty food). We can still buy any variety of things from vending machines – beer in the southern states, cigarettes in Europe (do any states still have these?), lottery tickets anywhere, school girl underwear (no longer used due to government crackdown) in Japan, live crabs in China, hypodermic needles in Australia. We can’t stop there.
Designer Robert Gauldin has a new idea. We already get our energy from a can. Sleep is so passe. Why rely on energy alone? Successful blind date, boss who sends you in to a psychotic rage, get the help you need in a can.
His soda can designs are great, but I really like the flavor combinations: Dilaudid – orange citrus, Seroquel – cotton candy. There are a few more to enjoy and a vending machine design to serve your dispensary needs. While not real, judging from the drug commercials on TV, I can envision a future a la Brave New World, that will keep us tip top and getting along even when we really want to fly into a murderous rage.
- via Curiocity