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From Drunken Shoe Vending to Totally Free Products

 - Aug 6, 2009   Updated: Aug 16 2011
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.