Voice-Activated Popcorn Machine

The one thing we've always thought when eating popcorn is: "wow, this is just too much effort, if only someone could invent something so I didn't have to move to eat it".

Well, a US company called Popcorn Indiana has answered the calls of couch potatoes everywhere, by inventing a machine which fires a piece of popcorn towards anyone who triggers it by saying (of course) the word 'Pop'.

Using a binaural microphone, the 'Popinator' device calculates where in the room the 'call of snack' has come from, and shoots out the popcorn towards them.

At the moment, the device is simply a prototype, which the employees of the company are clearly having fun using, but there are seemingly plans afoot to release it commercially.

After that, what next? Coke fountains? Rolo machines? We can only imagine how the world's obesity problem will spin out of control if this gets on the market.

Image: Popcorn Indiana