Business Insider — November 18, 2012 | Megan Rose Dickey This is a summary. With companies like Google creating self-driving cars and augmented-reality glasses, futurist Ray Kurzweil’s predictions are starting to sound much more realistic.
Kurzweil, cofounder of Singularity University, became famous for creating the first text-to-speech software.
When visitors stepped up to the translucent touch screen, trending topics such as #hoverboard or #chanceofrain appeared–nodding to an Internet hoax of the moment, and the incredibly rainy weekend in Austin, respectively.
Each trend related to a particular flavor combination, and participants were allowed to choose a cookie and a pattern. The activation was born of two very real forces within Mondelēz, says Bonin Bough, the company’s vice president of global media and consumer engagement at Mondelēz International. “We realized how much our customers love the various flavors so we wanted to provide something that allows people to customize their cookie,” says Bough, noting that if 2013’s Daily Twist campaign allowed people to see culture through the eyes of Oreo, the Trending/Vending machine allows people to “taste culture” through the eyes of Oreo. While that’s catchy and clever and all–and the actual vending machine was pretty impressive, what with its two machines inside the shipping crate whizzing and whirring around, dispensing colorful, flavored crème from 12 medical-grade, compression-powered tubes–the second motivator for this grand-scale exhibit of instant snacking gratification is more telling about Mondelēz’s approach to innovation.“I personally am very much about looking at those things that are going to provide real potential step-change and transformation,” say Bough.
Instead of the forehead scar, he has multiple cuts on his palms. With the Auto, we are not confined to a limited space, and eliminate membership charges,” says Unger. For Unger and his team members - product designers and collaborators at the Asylum, Mayur Ahuaj (20) and Nikhil Shinde (21) - their first challenge was the inexperience in dealing with an automobile.The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.At Zona Maco in Mexico, the most-visited art fair in Latin America, works were tropically colourful, conceptual and confident.“This is technology that will transform our business.”The Trending/Vending machine is not 3-D printing in the sense that many of us have come to understand–a layer-by-layer creation of an object out of a polymer substance.When it comes to food, the notion of 3-D printing is more of a squirt technology.