Technology, destroying life's pleasures one forkful at a time.


“The IC3 concept consists of a computerized shaft with 3 interchangeable eating apparatuses; fork, spoon, and knife. The fork analyzes composition such as fat, protein, sugars. The spoon measures weight, and the knife takes temperature readings. Together this info creates a detailed report on what you’re eating.” (From Yanko Design)

Then it feeds the info right into a database at my insurance company, and my coverage gets dropped.

But you can’t catch me: I’ll eat with my hands, fuckers.

0 thoughts on “Technology, destroying life's pleasures one forkful at a time.

  1. i can’t believe that they’ve come up with them. dang, that’s less useful than the electric eraser. there’s a much easier way of eating food with fewer calories and fat…it’s called cooking food with less fat and pushing oneself away from the table before eating the whole thing.

    i mean, if one wants to.

  2. The shaft with interchangeable eating implements sounds a bit silly – what if you need to use the knife AND fork at the same time? You can’t as you only have one shaft.

  3. Oh my God…. I fear this. I really, really fear this. Now I’m going to have nightmares.

    And the scariest part of all? People will buy it. And people will use it, because it does the thinking for them! I want to cry.

  4. naomi, you and your crazy ideas.

    fearless kitchen, sleep soundly for the time being – this is a prototype for exhibition purposes, so you can’t buy it anywhere.

    ryan, trying. so. hard. not. to make shaft-related joke.

    yet. you know it’s only a matter of time.

  5. Okay, I know this is fucked up, and I know I’m going to catch all kinds of hell for saying this, but I think it’s a great idea and I want one.

    You see, when I go out to eat, I try to order something relatively healthy on the grounds that I can’t exactly gain weight and become a better runner at the same time…oh, who am I kidding? I just don’t want to get fat because I’m totally superficial, and I’m okay with it.

    Anyway, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve thought I ordered something that wouldn’t destroy my calorie count for the day, only to get home and find out that my salad was, like, 2800 calories or some shit.

    I’m just sayin’, for those of us who try to monitor this stuff, it might be really helpful. May also help a teensy bit with the diabetic, overweight, completely in denial population?

    Okay. Lynch me now.

  6. kristie, i have to assume that the intent behind it was something like that, diabetic people eating out, that kinda thing. but you know it’s gonna be used for more than its intended, useful purpose. and then i’m gonna wanna punch someone.

    also, no lynching here. only verbal belittling.

  7. If someone tried to make me use that fork they’d most likely find out pretty quickly what their personal calorie count is.

    This is like 1984 came to the dinner table. Make it stop!

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