On the one hand, we see this technology and think, “So what?” Websites that let us input our ingredient list and find recipes have been around for a while. If you have a computer in your kitchen, it’s as good as a virtual countertop.
On the other hand, this technology takes things one step further. It interacts with your food without your having to input anything, go to any website, or upload an app. We also like that it can be used on any surface - no risk of cracking a screen or splattering sauce on a keyboard. (Although, would we have to always work in the dark? That doesn’t seem smart.)
But this is all still theoretical. Who knows if Oasis or anything like it will actually come to the market anytime soon. Still, it’s fun to think about, isn’t it?!
Check Out the Video: Oasis Virtual Countertop in Action at Intel Research Day via Technology Review
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