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10512 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Dec 2005 at 9:06 PM (9 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2005-12-15 05:34:42 PM  
Now all we need to do is figure out how we can sneak this on the wife's/girlfriends grocery list.

/DRTFA
 
2005-12-15 05:38:36 PM  
heh.. heh... they said package.
 
2005-12-15 05:38:39 PM  
Perhaps they could strip on those moving belts at the checkout.

By the way my first job was at a supermarket and I can tell you that those machines are never moved. The fact that they are a belt means that any thing loose on the belt is deposited on the floor under the belt when it inverts.

One time a lady managed to drop her debit card down a crack near the checkout and I had to lift up lid to get to it. Underneath I was greeted with dozens of kinds of dust, mold, fungus, rotting pieces of vegetable, 15 year old milk, egg remains, anything you can think of. I'm pretty sure leaking juice from fresh meat packages had formed pools as well.

The stuff was forming more than just dust bunnies, they were dust rhinos like from that Far Side cartoon.
 
2005-12-15 05:42:56 PM  
"Paper or plastic?"

Uhmmm... Better make it plastic.
 
2005-12-15 05:51:29 PM  
A few years from now, you'll be walking down the cereal aisle, and the packages will all be blinking messages at you to get your attention. Talk about going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

If a cereal box ever starts blinking messages to me saying I've won a free iPod (details apply), I'm going to move to the country and start raising my own food.
 
2005-12-15 05:52:37 PM  
It will be a trip down memory lane for that kid in "Honey I Blew up the Kid"
 
2005-12-15 06:01:00 PM  
This was also in "Minority Report", right? I try to boycott products whose advertising techniques annoy the shiat out of me, let them waste their money.
 
2005-12-15 06:27:18 PM  
Ban Everything.

You know it makes sense.
 
2005-12-15 09:12:17 PM  
elkman: A few years from now, you'll be walking down the cereal aisle, and the packages will all be blinking messages at you to get your attention. Talk about going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Just think what the pharmacy aisle will look like
 
2005-12-15 09:14:31 PM  
elkman A few years from now, you'll be walking down the cereal aisle, and the packages will all be blinking messages at you to get your attention. Talk about going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Sounds like hell.
 
2005-12-15 09:14:42 PM  
Finally, Albertsons and Giant Eagle will be tolerable; rather than the florescent light illuminated dungeons of inescapable low, low prices on nachos and taquitos.

...oh wait.
 
2005-12-15 09:15:16 PM  
The one thing that always bothered me about this was the batteries. If all of these devices need a little battery to power the changing display, and those batteries are placed in disposable containers, then won't people be throwing away tons of little batteries?

I know lots of people already throw away batteries, but it seems like this would just greatly amplify the problem.
 
2005-12-15 09:15:22 PM  
Meh, just give me Runway 69 or Olympic Garden, and I'll be happy. Although Cheetas will do in a pinch.
 
2005-12-15 09:16:37 PM  
Bah, Been doin slots at the grocery stores for yrs..
 
2005-12-15 09:16:44 PM  
In less than two years, Siemens says, the technology could transform consumer-goods packaging from the fixed, ink-printed images of today to a digital medium of flashing graphics and text that displays prices, special offers or alluring photos, all blinking on miniature flat screens.

Well *I* can't wait to walk down the isle and look at 2000 blinking lights.
 
2005-12-15 09:18:19 PM  
Tom-Servo: Well *I* can't wait to walk down the isle and look at 2000 blinking lights.

Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

Hungry. Because I always EAT after a grand-mal seizure.
 
2005-12-15 09:21:30 PM  
oh yeah? no room for Bender, huh? well I'm going to get my own supermarket with black jack, and hookers! ah screw the whole thing...
 
2005-12-15 09:22:07 PM  
In a few years I won't be walking down the aisles at all, I'll be buying off the internet just like I do now.

Pushing a trolley through crowds of shoppers then queueing for up to an hour because there's not enough checkouts open.. ugh. that's *so* 20th century. Never again.
 
2005-12-15 09:22:52 PM  
Don't worry, Tom-Servo. This will NEVER actually happen.
 
2005-12-15 09:22:53 PM  
Like most grocery stores are not already an obnoxious visual overload. They would find me twitching on the floor of the cereal aisle.

The recycling/landfill issue would be a nightmare.

Save it for something worthwhile. How about a label on a first aid kit that shows you how to administer first aid?
 
2005-12-15 09:25:05 PM  
this was on slashdot earlier. Submitter, dont steal articles
 
2005-12-15 09:25:15 PM  
Clearly there will need to be ways to automatically disable those features, for night-time driving and other circumstances where you definitely don't want your bottle of Coke glowing or whatever.

I think it's kind of nifty. One step closer to Bladerunner without having to fashion umbrellas from fluorescent tubes.
 
2005-12-15 09:31:56 PM  
caperbear

You read my mind. Didn't even have to read the article to know someone'd do it :)
 
2005-12-15 09:32:45 PM  
Bohemian

Save it for something worthwhile. How about a label on a first aid kit that shows you how to administer first aid?

STOP.MAKING.SENSE!!
 
2005-12-15 09:36:12 PM  



There is other amazing inventions coming!
 
2005-12-15 09:38:14 PM  
 
2005-12-15 09:40:00 PM  
just another excuse to jack up the price another 3 or 4 bucks. cheap to make, easy to overprice
 
2005-12-15 09:42:39 PM  
would be great fun when someone publishes a hack to use any PDA to reprogram arbitrary boxes, the cereal aisle turns into the

***HARDCORE A** POUNDING DVDA T*GHT VIRGINS*** Aisle
 
2005-12-15 09:42:54 PM  
this thread is useless
 
2005-12-15 09:44:09 PM  
 
2005-12-15 09:45:11 PM  
Hopefully the supermarkets will also carry seizure medication.
 
2005-12-15 09:57:05 PM  
Watching quasi-Luddites posting on an Internet forum really hands me a laugh.

Not to overstate the obvious, but all marketing is market-driven. They wouldn't make this shiat if they didn't think it would increase sales. If no one bites, it will go away.

This article needed a "cool" or "interesting" tag.
 
2005-12-15 10:00:27 PM  
If a cereal box ever starts blinking messages to me saying I've won a free iPod (details apply), I'm going to move to the country and start raising my own food.

And if you pick up the cereal box, it will infect your cerebral implants with viruses. All of a sudden you'll be trying to sell Nigerian real estate to all of your friends, and not know why.
 
2005-12-15 10:08:56 PM  
this is actually a blatant repeat... anyone have a link to the original thread?
 
2005-12-15 10:11:00 PM  
havent seen this before. very clever of them to be able to reduce the price from $40 to 30 cents.
 
2005-12-15 10:13:10 PM  
potato_chip_eating_geek: very clever of them to be able to reduce the price from $40 to 30 cents.

No kidding. I think I'm going to have to wait for two more years to pick up that LCD tv, considering it'll be about 1/120 of the price.
 
2005-12-15 10:14:20 PM  
In "Minority Report", Tom Cruise threw a box of cereal against the wall when it wouldn't shut the #$%& up...

...there had better be a way to shut the power off on the packaging.
 
2005-12-15 10:26:47 PM  
Huh-huh...they said "Siemens". Huh-huh-huh-huh-huh...
 
2005-12-15 10:29:55 PM  
A decade from now, I can see walls of cereal boxes self-networking into massive widescreen displays, using "smart dust" technology along with this stuff.

/eat me!
//drink me!
///smoke me!
////download me!
 
2005-12-15 10:35:22 PM  
It sounds like this is "digital ink", that is it is not flashing lights, but flashing ink, with no light coming from the label.

I think it's pretty cool myself, at least at this stage of the game.
 
2005-12-15 10:36:45 PM  
Ya well the future will probably have seeds to grow your own pizza in the back yard.

/will get the exta cheese and mushroom. even if it does cost an extra 1.25
 
2005-12-15 10:37:10 PM  
I read about this a year ago. So I'm better than everyone here!
 
2005-12-15 10:49:08 PM  
I'm hoping the future brings post-apocalyptic tribalism instead of intelligent advertising on baked beans.
 
2005-12-15 11:15:31 PM  
charlesmartel11235

this was on slashdot earlier. Submitter, dont steal articles

WTF? Who cares if it was on slashdot, they don't own the article. Fark them.
 
2005-12-15 11:39:20 PM  
Peaceboy

This was also in "Minority Report", right? I try to boycott products whose advertising techniques annoy the shiat out of me, let them waste their money.


"HEY! John Anderton!"
 
2005-12-16 12:28:14 AM  
----> Where is that pesky cancer cure?

Also, i want self-brushing teeth.
 
2005-12-16 12:29:16 AM  
----> Where *is* that pesky cancer cure?

Also, i want self-brushing teeth.
 
2005-12-16 12:55:01 AM  
Coming to a supermarket near you: Vegas strippers and casinos
/YAY!
//wants to go shopping for first time in life
 
2005-12-16 01:25:18 AM  
where they gonna put all those non-recycleable batteries?
 
2005-12-16 02:17:42 AM  
charlesmartel11235

this was on slashdot earlier. Submitter, dont steal articles
Heaven forbid that I don't actually surf slashdot... and like skyfrog said, slashdot doesn't own the article...
 
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