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60 Vending Machines of the Future

From Drunken Shoe Vending to Totally Free Products

— August 6, 2009 — Tech
Vending machines of the future are a lot more exciting than on-demand pop and chips shopping. We're offering you a look at vending machines of the future (though some are already available today), but food is only a small portion of what they'll be able to dispense. Unfortunately, some may never exist. Ladies, keep your fingers crossed that they figure a way to make that boyfriend vending machine (or gf, for the guys)!

Implications - The vending machine was created ahead of its time, and though it was initially used for snack foods, it is now finally being capitalized on for other products. Ultimately, vending machines make for convenience, which is the basis of technology today.
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Vending Machine Votes
Vending Machine Votes
Guerrilla Obama Support
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Eliminating Vending Machines
Eliminating Vending Machines
Ikoma, Japan to Toss Machines
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ID Via Wrinkle Detection
ID Via Wrinkle Detection
Japanese Cigarette Vending (UPDATE)
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Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Face-Recognition Vending Machines Fail
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Fingerprints As Credit
Fingerprints As Credit
Hitachi Biometric Vending Machine Requires Customers to Give It the Finger
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Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Trek Stop Tune Ups
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Vending Machines as an Art Medium
Vending Machines as an Art Medium
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Human Vending Machine
Human Vending Machine
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Branded Gadgets On The Go
Branded Gadgets On The Go
Best Buy Vending Machines
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Condom Machines for Kids
Condom Machines for Kids
Vending Machines In Brazilian Schools
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50
Vegetable Vending Machines
Vegetable Vending Machines
For Vegans On The Go
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Gold Vending Machines
Gold Vending Machines
TG Gold Super Markt to Sell Jewels in Train Stations & Airports
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48
Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Vending Machines That Smash China
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47
Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Uniqlo Heat Tech Innerwear Campaign
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Cereal Vending
Cereal Vending
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Touchscreen Soda Machines
Touchscreen Soda Machines
Samsung uVending Dispenses Food, Internet, Take Photos of Criminals
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Future of Vending Machines
Future of Vending Machines
iPods and More
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Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
InstyMeds
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Massive Vending Machine
Massive Vending Machine
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Healthy Snack Vending Machines
Healthy Snack Vending Machines
Japanese Feast on Sweet Potato Cookies
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Pizza Vending
Pizza Vending
The ‘Let's Pizza' Machine Makes Dough and All in Just 3 Mins
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Shoe Vending
Shoe Vending
Onitsuka Tiger's Sneaker Vending Machine
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Obscure Vending Machines
Obscure Vending Machines
5 Japanese Innovations
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WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
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Vending Machine Roulette
Vending Machine Roulette
Put in Your Money and Take Your Chances
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Bikini Vending Machines
Bikini Vending Machines
Quicksilver Teams with Andre Balazs for Hotel Pool Convenience
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DIY Vending Blending
DIY Vending Blending
Coca-Cola Freestyle Vending Machine Lets You Design Flavor & Calorie-Count
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Simplifying Donations
Simplifying Donations
Charity Vending Machines
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Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Starbucks Hot Drink Machines
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Vending By Mood
Vending By Mood
Sadness Gets More Ice Cream
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Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Golf Balls & Drinks
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Free Drink Vending Machines
Free Drink Vending Machines
Pay By Watching Commercials
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Vending Machines That Break Things
Vending Machines That Break Things
Smashing Way to Release Anger
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Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The Art-O-Mat
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Magazine Vending Machine
Magazine Vending Machine
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Marijuana Via Fingerprint
Marijuana Via Fingerprint
So Cal Vending Machines Sell Pot
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Wine Vending Machines
Wine Vending Machines
The Skybar
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Vending Machines for Books
Vending Machines for Books
Novel Idea Dispenses Literature Via Touchscreen
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iPod Vending in Department Stores
iPod Vending in Department Stores
eSpot at Macy's
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Automated Instant Noodles
Automated Instant Noodles
Cup Noodles Vending Machine Gives Ramen Push-Button Simplicity
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Sun Screen Vending Machine
Sun Screen Vending Machine
No More Rub Downs on the Beach
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Drunken Shoe Vending
Drunken Shoe Vending
Rollasole Lets You Ditch Uncomfortable Heels for Ballerina Flats on the Go
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Denim Vending Machines
Denim Vending Machines
Buying Designer Jeans Just Got As Easy As Buying a Soda
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Bizarre Vending Machines
Bizarre Vending Machines
Ice Cream Made Cooler With the Moobella Robotic
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Free Products On Demand
Free Products On Demand
Boobox Vending Machine Spews Out Free Samples
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Mobile Phone Vending Machine
Mobile Phone Vending Machine
The ‘Quickphone' Kiosk
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Nail Art Vending Machines
Nail Art Vending Machines
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Auto Vending Machine
Auto Vending Machine
Smart Idea
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Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Nike Joga3 in NYC
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Boyfriend Vending Machines
Boyfriend Vending Machines
Push a Button, Get a Date
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Beauty Vending
Beauty Vending
Hair Straightener Vending Machine
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Automated Gift Shops
Automated Gift Shops
Luxe Next-Gen Vending Machines Replace Retail Boutiques
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Vending Ubiquity
Vending Ubiquity
The Top 16 Innovations in Vending Machines (SUPER-GALLERY)
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Used Underwear Vending Machines
Used Underwear Vending Machines
In Japan, Everything Goes
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Hot Food Vending Machines
Hot Food Vending Machines
Automatic Satisfaction Back in NYC
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Innovative Idea Vending
Innovative Idea Vending
The Funball Machine
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Human Vending Machines
Human Vending Machines
Kit Kat's Man-Powered Promo at London Victoria
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Vending Machines As Secret Entrances
Vending Machines As Secret Entrances
Hidden “Bodega” Shop in Boston
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Bicycle Vending Machine
Bicycle Vending Machine
BikeDispenser.com
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Boutique Vending Machines
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
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