Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction

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Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction

Postby RealGrouchy » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:02 pm UTC

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071015/od_nm/dutch_restaurant1_dc_1

"A new research center -- dubbed the "restaurant of the future" -- at the Dutch university of Wageningen hopes to help answer these questions and more by tracking diners with dozens of unobtrusive cameras and monitoring their eating habits."

It's not quite bistromathics proper, but it's certainly a step in the right direction!

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Re: Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction

Postby Flying Betty » Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:28 am UTC

Awesome, albeit slightly creepy. I think I'll wait for the spaceship before I eat there.
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Re: Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction

Postby LoonRadio » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:23 pm UTC

The "Restaurant of the Future" is being run by the Dutch? What's the national dish of Dutchistan?
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Re: Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction

Postby George Orr » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:03 pm UTC

Having been in Amsterdam for a few days, I can say the Dutch have some pretty awesome Indonesian food.

I applaud this move. Will they eventually focus on important things like tracking the charges on restaurant bills? Or will they only focus on more humdrum sociological issues...I'll be interested to see where this goes.
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Re: Bistromathics - taking the "fiction" out of Science Fiction

Postby nyeguy » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:25 pm UTC

George Orr wrote:Having been in Amsterdam for a few days, I can say the Dutch have some pretty awesome Indonesian food.

I applaud this move. Will they eventually focus on important things like tracking the charges on restaurant bills? Or will they only focus on more humdrum sociological issues...I'll be interested to see where this goes.

I would say its more important for them to use it to propel a ship than track charges on bills.

This sounds like a really good idea though. There are so many things at restaurants that are small that make me like the place, without always knowing what they are. This could improve my overall restauranting experience.
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