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Twitter-Powered Popcorn

Inventors Make a Steampunk Popcorn Machine

— February 7, 2010 — Tech
Sometimes when inventive people have nothing to do, or just a little bit of extra energy, they make things. For instance, I had nothing better to do this morning, so I built a better, faster, killer PC. Not going to change the world with it, but it was fun.

On the other hand, some people choose to make things that nobody could have possibly seen coming. Such is the case with this Twitter-powered popcorn machine. The inventors made what could only be described as a robotic steampunk popcorn machine that takes its cue from #popcorn tweets. Check the video.
Trend Themes
1. Robotic Steampunk Popcorn Machines - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop and market robotic steampunk popcorn machines that are powered by social media interactions.
2. Twitter-powered Appliances - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a range of kitchen appliances that are powered by social media interactions, allowing users to control and interact with their devices through hashtags.
3. Social Media-driven Gadgets - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design and produce gadgets and devices that are activated or influenced by social media activities, creating interactive and engaging experiences for users.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate social media-powered technologies into the food and beverage industry, allowing for unique and interactive dining experiences.
2. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate social media features and functionalities into consumer electronics, enabling users to connect and control their devices using social media platforms.
3. Appliances - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop smart appliances that are equipped with social media integration, offering users new ways to interact with and manage their household devices.
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