I know this is late. . .

But I just had to talk about this. I’m probably going to go down there at some point this weekend and visit the “silver monstrosity.” It’s the mother of all vending machines, apparently. Now this type of machine is nothing new. Apparently they’ve had them in Europe for some time now. And the Japanese have vending machines for everything.


(Aside: If the United States is ahead of the rest of the world technologically, why is it that we are slow to adapt new tech? I mean, we just got text messaging on our phones. The Philippines, a developing nation by definition, has had it for years.)

Regardless. What bothers me the most is the last line of the article.

“And it’s not like you’re dealing with a real human being in convenience stores anyway.”
–Gerald Celente, director of the Trends Research Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Harsh words.