Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ice-cream Portion Size by Level of Stress

Demitrios Kargotis unveiled his Mr Whippy machine at the Ars Technica festival in Linz. It's a self-serve frozen custard machine that doles out portion sizes based on the amount of misery it detects in a voice-stress analysis.

Employing voice stress analysis of the user's answers to specific questions, varying degrees of unhappiness are measured and the counteractive quantity of ice cream is dispensed: The sadder you are, the more ice-cream you get.


Blogger Jade said...

That's why people are so fat!

Pretty cool though...

12:29 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

That shit would feed me for days!

10:01 PM  
Blogger laura said...

Wouldn't people be pretending to be sad, then, just to get more ice cream?

7:30 AM  
Blogger Basil Fawlty said...

My question is, what if I'm stressed out because I'm fat? More ice-cream is hardly the answer..

6:19 AM  

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