The Concept Restaurant of the Future is Chockfull of High Tech Goodies

By: Lawrence Bonk

The future comes slowly when it comes to restaurants. After all, eating out offers essentially the same experience as it did fifty or a hundred years ago. What has changed, besides those pagers that let us know when a table is ready? Not a whole lot. That could be changing, however, if this concept restaurant of the future has anything to say about it.

A concept restaurant in Tokyo is riding high on the future, with all manner of affiliated gadgets. Eggcellent, an egg-based eatery, is outfitted with Google's VR headset Glass, Bluetooth hookups for ordering and paying, customer face identification and even avatars. That's not all. The restaurant also features touch-screen tables, augmented reality applications and, oddly, a holographic waitress that floats amidst clouds in the ceiling. Cool!

Of course, this being a concept restaurant you aren't going to experience any of this cool stuff anytime soon. Oh well. At least the future is coming.

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