Okay, this is one of the better “gadgets” I’ve yet seen. It’s called the WoWPod, and it’s a self-sufficient tiny room for World of Warcraft players. Easy-to-reach food and water, built-in toilet, no annoying people distracting you, etc. It’s probably the closest thing to Heaven that a certain section of our society will ever encounter.
First, some background. The WoWPod was engineered (see what I did there?) by three Wow-playing MIT students. They decided to put their real world talents to good use, in the interest of furthering their Azeroth careers. Um, that’s it.
And, if it’s not already obvious, the whole purpose of the WoWPod is to provide the perfect environment needed to safely spend 18 hours per day grinding and/or raiding. (When I used to play a lot, I used to enjoy grinding. It gave me time to think and listen to Opie and Anthony.)
And the neatest part, clearly, is that, somehow, while in-game, you can make real world food:
When hungry, the gamer selects a food item (‘Crunchy Spider Surprise’, ‘Beer Basted Ribs’, etc.) and a seasoning pack. By scanning in the food items, the video game physically adjusts a hot plate to cook the item for the correct amount of time. The virtual character then jubilantly announces the status of the meal to both the gamer and the other individuals playing online: “Vorcon’s meal is about to be done!” “Better eat the ribs while they’re hot!” etc.
That, I don’t think I have to tell you, rules.
via Boing Boing