Entering Las Vegas. Hello LanceList subscribers! In this special edition, I’m coming to you direct from the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where thousands of tech companies are doing their best to play a leading role in consumer lives. But, as in all things that happen in Vegas it’s a big gamble. There are so many companies crowded together vying for attention that many are sure to get lost in the mix. The good news for them and you is that I spent my first evening here checking out some truly interesting and bizarre technology.
Best thing since. Bread Bot, a giant, bread making and baking robot is a perfect illustration of hour our technology is weaving together all our needs, desires, and digital capabilities. Made by Wilkinson Bakery, this sprawling contraption uses over 100 sensors to measure, mix and bake all the ingredients for a wide assortment of bread types selected by bakers or consumers via a touch screen. It even lets consumers choose the finished loaf they want. I liked the final, warm, bready product, but a few others complained it was bland. I think they just don’t like the idea of a robot baking their bread.