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Talking margarine tubs

Coming soon to supermarkets across the US: talking margarine tubs, which wiggle and shout "BUTTER!" at passing shoppers. The tubs will contain motion-detecting voice chips. Could genetically-modified self-advertising broccoli be next? (via bOING bOING)

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Posted by: bzackey Sat Jun 8 17:51:21 2002

"I felt as if my soul were grappling with a palpable enemy; one by one the various keys were touched which formed the mechanism of my being: chord after chord was sounded, and soon my mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose. So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein--more, far more, will I achieve: treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation."



Posted by: tate Sun Jun 9 21:44:24 2002

I suspect that, in the future, with the advent of flexible video screens, we'll start to see animated packaging too.

Perhaps, with a little A.I. programming, the tubs could speak to each other.

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