It may be useful!

Finally: A glass that never gets empty – because it knows when it’s time for a refill and calls the waiter at the same time

The glass of the future: It was developed by the North American arm of the Mitsubishi Electric Company. It is called iGlassware and it looks like it can’t drink any water. It doesn’t, but the glass of the future is intelligent: it knows when it’s time for your next drink and it can order better than you because it’s telepathically connected to the waiter.

Let it be used!

Bottom of the "iGlassware"

Telepolis readers, especially if they are journalists, will read these words with caution. Not long ago "reported" Ernst Corinth with a few invented additions about the discipline of cell phone throwing (cf. Cell phone throwing is becoming more and more popular). The gloss confused unconsidered colleagues and made high waves (Mobile Phone Throwing Association). And now, a storm in a beer glass? No, dear reader, this time it does not look like a gloss (see section: Container). The smart glass apparently qualified as a project to be taken seriously, if an 8-page PDF file with technical details on a Mitsubishi website is anything to go by. Auberdem: science has played with crazier ideas before.

The name alone sounds serious and like a lot of bone-dry work: "Wireless Liquid Level Sensing for Restaurant Applications". Thanks to Liquid Level Sensing, of fluency, a widespread art that is used to.a. is also used in space travel, learn the Gefab when it runs out of content. This sounds simple, but the researchers had to take into account that a drinking glass must meet certain aesthetic requirements, which are less important in industrial applications. Who likes to put a tankard fenced in by wires and mechanics to his mouth?? And who wanted to wash it off?

Let it work!


Measuring a unit such as weight instead of fluency would also have been difficult. Because how did the glass know it was actually empty when it still had such heavy leftovers as ice cubes, orange peels or wooden umbrellas in its belly? The device must also have a power source and be able to transmit data, both of which have been solved by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). A coil embedded in the table supplies the glaziers with energy and makes data exchange possible.

It may use!

Pictures: MERL

The prototype now developed uses a standard processor and a few passive components, which also makes our glass inexpensive. But whether the gifted brain can stand up to philosophical questions such as "what’s the point? "Am I half full or am I half empty?" Only time will tell if the user interface will be immune to the competition.

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