Sadness Gets More Ice Cream

 - Sep 14, 2007   Updated: Jul 21 2011
The Dr. Whippy vending machine has a built-in voice stress analyzer. It detects the user's answers to specific questions and measures how happy or unhappy the user is feeling. The lower their mood, the more ice cream the machine dispenses. That's enough to sweeten anyone's day!

"Demitrios Kargotis unwrapped his Mr./Dr. Whippy machine at the Ars Technica festival in Linz Austria," reported Unusual & New Technologies.

Implications - In today's highly populated society, businesses that portray themselves as paying close attention to individual needs and desires will encounter successful results. Consumers will likely invest in a business that is able to provide a personalized or customized experience.