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Do we need a cup that tells us what we are drinking?

I’m excited about this.

The Internet of Things

This week, we’ll look into the Vessyl and if it’s taking the “Internet of Things” too far.

Have you heard of this new product? It is a cup that tells you what liquid is in it. Watch the video below for a (way too long) explanation.

The video boasts the cup’s ability to track the user’s hydration, as well as calorie, fat, and sugar intake. Of course it connects wirelessly to an app on your phone (like every “Internet of Things” product) and an online tracking system of what you consume. Many, including me, have questions about this, the most obvious one being: why do we need this? I would argue this is taking the “Internet of Things” idea to an unnecessary and ridiculous place.

The product becomes more ridiculous when you learn the process of its production. It has been over 7 years in the making, which begs…

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