I must admit that in the modern world there are tons of jobs that I look at and think to myself, one day a machine will be doing that, but never have I thought bartenders should be concerned. I mean, isn’t interacting with the bartender half the fun of going out for a drink? At the very least talking to your friends about how cute/angry/insulting/generous the bartender is being ranks as a staple of the going out experience.
Yet, now that I know people have been trying to create these machines since at least 1931, I know that someone out there wants it to exist, so now I need to imagine a world where they do.
So far, I’m scared.
photographer unknown, liquor vending machine germany 1931