Your Oven Is Ready For Its Upgrade Now: Electrolux's Futuristic Concept Kitchen
When robots eventually take over the planet, they will start with your kitchen. The people at Electrolux want you to "Say goodbye to pots and pans and give a big warm welcome to digital recipes and emorphous surfaces that develop social relationships and enhance the enjoyment of food."
Kitchen of the future
I'm not even really sure what the word "emorphous" means, but frankly, it scares me.
Digital chefs? Social relationships in your oven? Yipes. This thing will have an integrated kitchen table, cooking surface, and bar. You put the ingredients on the surface, the appliance analyzes them and tells you what recipes are suitable. Then it cooks the food for you. (Notice, however, there's no mention of cleaning. But then again, makes sense. When the robots take over, the pathetic humans will naturally do the crappy grunt work.)
Here, for instance, is the Rendez-vous. It has a virtual chef. You can cook on it. You can store food under it, and "at the same time wirelessly recharge your phone/ipod/laptop."
Seriously. Have the past 100 years of science fiction been for naught?