I remember when my grade school first got a vending machine, it’s actually around the same time that I started trolling the laundry room for loose change. My young impressionable self wouldn’t have stood a chance if my first vending machine had a transparent interactive display. We’ve been seeing transparent LCD display’s being demoed for a while, but we haven’t seen that any practical applications being shown, so it’s great to see it being rolled out in concept form. The video is in German, but the vending machine is in English so you can just watch the video to see how it works, after all it’s only a vending machine.
Oh by the way, it’s powered by Intel which is why we found it at IDF Beijing 2012.