Dr Michelle Dickenson, Nanotechnologist and Engineer. Founder & CTO Nanogirl Labs LTD just ordered a coffee in a coffee shop in Shanghai - and although this may seem like a daily event for many people, today it was ordered on an app, paid via wechat and then she watched an AI programmed robot make her drink which had been tailored to her specifications.
In addition to coffee the robot could conjure up hundreds of different cocktails too if she had wanted one.
The only human interaction she had was the human that brought her coffee to her - the rest was all technology.
Does this make you think about the future of your next coffee purchase or barista careers?