Hyper Self-Sufficiency

Tech enables consumers to enjoy services without servers

Implications - Technology was created for the purpose of doing what people can do in a better, faster way. This concept is taken to new heights as professions from the service industry are replaced with apps and the like. This pattern of hyper self-sufficiency lends to the old suspicion that if you want something done right, you should do it yourself, allowing for ultra-customization for every individual.
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Self-Serve Wine Bars - This Machine at Park 112 Automatically Serves Wine to Patrons
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Warm 15,483 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 13
Self-Serve Wine Bars
This Machine at Park 112 Automatically Serves Wine to Patrons
In an effort to remove the human element from serving alcohol, restaurant Park 112 is implementing an automated wine bar. Park 112’s bar will automatically serve wine to patrons who pay with a... [More]
Personal Stylist Mobile Apps - The Trunk Club Mobile App is a Virtual Personal Stylist
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Warm 3,451 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 14
Personal Stylist Mobile Apps
The Trunk Club Mobile App is a Virtual Personal Stylist
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Bicycle-Repairing Vending Machines - Cyclists Can Buy Bike Parts Using Express Biker's Kiosks
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Warm 8,647 Clicks Pub: Jun 9, 13
Bicycle-Repairing Vending Machines
Cyclists Can Buy Bike Parts Using Express Biker's Kiosks
Express Biker has introduced a new way to buy new bike parts in New York City. The company realizes that getting a flat tire is inconvenient, especially if it happens anytime outside the nine-to-... [More]
Hi-Tech Dining Tables - The Ebony Interactive Restaurant Has Impressive Tabletop Tablet Surfaces
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Mild 1,355 Clicks Pub: Mar 7, 14
Hi-Tech Dining Tables
The Ebony Interactive Restaurant Has Impressive Tabletop Tablet Surfaces
At Dubai’s Ebony Interactive Restaurant, most of the service happens between patrons and a table top tablet. From start to finish, diners are able to enjoy a hi-tech eating experience,... [More]
Pre-Registered Dining Payments - E la Carte Makes Eating Out as Smooth as Butter
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Untested 461 Clicks Pub: Mar 24, 13
Pre-Registered Dining Payments
E la Carte Makes Eating Out as Smooth as Butter
E la Carte’s process is an inventive and holistic dining service that lets users book reservations from restaurants and make stealthy payments that avoid the awkward payment process. Users are... [More]
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