Let me be honest with you, at first I thought it was a joke made towards the Chinese. But then, when I came to know more about it, I understood that it wasn’t a joke but another technological advancement made by the Chinese people. But there’s something different about this achievement. This technological advancement connects both culture (chopsticks) and technology.
Get this, the moment these chopsticks touch the noodles, it starts calculating all sort of things. Before you actually had to eat it to understand if it needs a bit salt, or if it’s rotten or not or is it too spicy? But now, the moment these chopsticks (or should we say smart-sticks) touch the food, you’ll get all your answers.
Though you must admit one thing and I’ve said it before also. Baidu seems to be capitalizing the chance to grow heavy duty by making these chopsticks at a time when food sanitation seems to be an issue in China.
Baidu CEO Robin Li said: “In the future, via Baidu Kuaisou, you’ll be able to know the origin of oil and water and other foods – whether they’ve gone bad and what sort of nutrition they contain.”
However, the west aren’t that far behind. If these guys come up with electronic chopsticks, the westerners have come up with electronic fork; the HAPIfork.
Powered by Slow Control, the electronic fork uses indicator lights and gentle vibrations to inform you when you are eating too fast, and provides comprehensive data on your eating habits – how long it took, how many bites and the interval between bites.
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