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Hello Jim,

This sounds like the right future. This reminds me of some Microsoft future concepts where out kitchens are smart enough to help with our nutritional needs. However, my concern is how will this restaurant concept appeal to a broad socioeconomic audience? The technology could probably be feasibly economical in good time, maybe even now, but how might we market the concept to make it feel less expensive? After all, we are serving a premium experience compared to McDonalds - how might we get everyone to see this as a viable alternative?


David commented on B~Energy

I think this is a great idea. Apart from being environmentally friendly, I can see this simply as a tool to encourage people to be more involved in the "gym community". My local gym had some challenges/competitions, e.g. how far can you jump, and had been well received, as it was a bit of fun and a bit of engagement. Having data collected for how much energy you generated seems like a great idea to engage the gym-goer and keep them coming back. I can imagine people forming teams at the gym to achieve trophies together completing challenges, kind of like how Clans work in Clash of Clans. Immediately you have a measurable goal to reach, which will help you towards getting a healthier life, and also a support network that keeps you going. Lot's of potential to this effort to modernise and tech up the gym!


David commented on A new supermarket for a new interactive age

Definitely! In fact, that's an idea of an early test for the model to gauge popularity. And I agree, the Hello Fresh etc companies are focused on one end of the economic spectrum, and a bigger difference is the algorithm that can calculate your diet and match recipes accordingly.