Are You Ready for the 'Intelligent' Cereal Box?

Yes, your cereal box may soon be smarter than you.

By Adam Frucci
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 11:50 AM PDT
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Are You Ready for the 'Intelligent' Cereal Box?

Are You Ready for the 'Intelligent' Cereal Box?

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The latest and greatest in breakfast-packaging technology is the "intelligent cereal box," which "uses metallic-ink-based circuitry to animate the packaging, as well as communicate with nearby computers."

Yes, your cereal box may soon be smarter than you, able to update the expiration date and show animations while you sit there trying to wake up. It sure sounds expensive, doesn't it? But hey, it'll totally be worth it to be able to watch Count Chocula wink at you while you wait for the milk to turn brown.

In this video, Fulton Innovation demonstrates its “intelligent cereal box,” which uses metallic-ink-based circuitry to animate the packaging, as well as communicate with nearby computers (to determine expiration info, etc.).

 

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