Monday, February 21, 2011
I had heard about this little thing before, but after someone posted a comment in my Lumenhaus post, I decided to look it up again. This is just about as future as it gets, folks. We have jetpacks, we have flying cars, we have violin playing robots, but storing our food in anti-gravity (ok not really) gel to keep it cold? That is awesome.
While it looks cool, and works cool, there is a larger underlying concept here that I would like to address: Its a totally new direction. A bona-fide revolution. Not saying its going to push out refrigerators any time soon, but its just mind boggling how much of a turn this is from the old model (here-to-fore referred to as "fridge classic"). Fridge classic uses convection cooling (cooling the air around an object), gooeyfridge (my own name) uses conductive heating (though not entirely sure, depends on if the gel is a solid or not). Fridge classic requires power, gooeyfridge does not. Fridge classic requires mechanical parts, gooeyfridge does not.
What I'm trying to say is this: Technology is usually a slow moving process. It moves jerkily and in small increments. It is very rarely that something like this comes along and skips about 40 steps of advancement and goes right to what might almost be a perfect design. Just amazing. And did I mention it looks cool?
Dang, I feel weird, like I came off sounding like a fridge worshiper...
Posted by FrenchToast at 8:30 PM