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The Computer That Tends Bar

The Computer That Tends Bar

Boy, it's a good thing 'The Love Boat's' Isaac is no longer on the air to see this one: He, like all of mankind in due time, has been replaced by a robot -- minus the sexual innuendo, of course.

The $2,275 MyFountain is an automatic beverage dispensing system. Yes, other attempts at mechanized imbibery have come before it, but this puppy is a cut above the rest, boasting a touch screen, password and child-proofing protection, and separate lines for different types of beverages (instead of piping beer and wine down the same lines as lemonade and Shirley Temples). There's also the ability to program it with portion control. That means Grandma can self serve herself just enough Scotch to stay buzzed and happy, but not enough to make her cranky and violent.

Best of all, MyFountain is networked, which lets it hop online to retrieve drink recipes, or place orders when the bottles get low.

Now if only you could program it to completely ignore you when you want a drink -- then it would really be like a human bartender. Well, if you're not a blond in a tube top, anyway.

From Shiny Shiny

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Tags: alcohol, automatic, bartender, drink, drunk, robot

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