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The Coke machine of the future

Rest in peace, oh soda jerk: Coke Freestyle elevates individuals to instant mixologists by using a zesty touch-screen system to mix selections from over 100 choices into a custom beverage, all while delivering a geeky high-tech thrill.

It’s been called “the fountain of the future,” “the most advanced soda fountain ever” and (in a backhanded-compliment kind of way) a path “leading to social ruin.” Even Warren Buffett is a fan. But can this thing really deliver? More here.

I dunno. My kids mix and match beverages at every restaurant that has self-serve soda. Do we really need 100+ flavor options?