Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.
We visited a futuristic eatery called Eatsa that just opened in San Francisco. You don't have to deal with humans there, just screens.
The power of the Internet makes a takeout joint in Kona, Hawaii, one of the highest-reviewed US restaurants on Yelp.
Have your face scanned at this Zhengzhou, China, eatery. If a panel of experts deem you good-looking, your meal's on the house.
If your restaurant is on the seventh floor and your customers are down on the street, how do you get them their food quickly and efficiently? Throw it out the window of course.
Now you can tell the search engine to "show me the menu" and it will oblige your request straightaway.
Fujitsu's prototype automotive voice command system is just like Knight Rider, with slightly more directions to restaurants and slightly less duffing up baddies.
The tech backlash is getting out of hand, and too many people are looking in all the wrong places for a villain to blame.
Food researchers have pinned down the ideal gravitational conditions for frying "potato sticks," and they're not found on this side of the asteroid belt.
How far-fetched is it, really, to go from today's Google Glass to nanobots communicating between your brain and a Google cloud that is indistinguishable from a human?