Voice-stress ice-cream dispenser increases portions for the miserable


15 Responses to “Voice-stress ice-cream dispenser increases portions for the miserable”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It woud be verry easy jst to sound sad to get more ice-cream

  2. Anonymous says:

    We all scream for ice cream! …literally.

  3. Jonathan Stampf says:

    Instead of an infinite loop you may experience a downward spiral if you’re unhappy because you’re overweight.
    It might have been more appropriate to have a drink dispenser that makes weaker drinks the more you slur your words.

  4. Anonymous says:

    That’d be the ars electronica, not ArsTechnica.


  5. dan winckler says:

    It’s Ars Electronica, not Ars Technica. ;) http://www.aec.at/

  6. Anonymous says:

    What if you are miserable because you are fat ;)

  7. Miss Cellania says:

    I would be very sad if I didn’t get enough ice cream.

  8. Anonymous says:

    That cone looks awfully small.

  9. deusdiabolus says:

    Inappropriate caloric intake or not, this man is about to be a hero to millions. Particularly ladies and children.

    I wonder if there will be a function that automatically adds fudge or chocolate cookies?

  10. Anonymous says:

    What if people reaslised how the system works? They might pretend to be unhappy to get more icecream. Simulating an emotion can often make us actually feel that way, so it’d better be very good icecream!

  11. jphilby says:

    Gosh. I wonder if that’d work at Starbucks.
    “Double” *sob* “tall caramel” *sob* “macchiato”

    Worth a try I guess … the tip I read about the short cappuccino works.

  12. bloggo says:

    Interesting gadget. Now we will have people whose original stress has disappeared because it has been eaten away and are now stressed out because they are too fat from all the ice-cream. Nevertheless the pleasure of eating all this ice-cream could quite possibly outweigh the side-effects.

  13. micah says:

    it seems as though this would create an infinite loop: as you get more ice cream and become happier, you get less ice cream and become sadder, thus restarting the cycle.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Let’s just hope your misery isn’t tied to your obesity!

  15. Ian Holmes says:

    as a veteran of flaky voice-recognition on corporate phone menus, i’d be more concerned that the machine wouldn’t recognize just how pissed i was. (not to mention the fact that i might be upset because of my high cholesterol levels in the first place)

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