Who knew the iPhone 4S’s Siri could learn how to do so many useful things? Case in point: These guys have trained her to “pour them a beer.”
Calling their creation “Beeri,” the guys at Redpepper taught the iPhone 4S’s talkative virtual assistant to cross that digital divide between virtual reality and the real world, setting into motion a mix of technology that, while impressive, actually creates more work than it accomplishes.
From there, you can see what happens — the enterprising inventors tell Siri to tweet a message (“Pour me a beer”), and the little truck springs into action, careening down its crazy collision course that results in a beer “pour” that’s more like spillage, semi-contained.
More impressive than their ingenuity is their speed, building this Rube Goldbergian monstrosity in less than three days. According to Matt Reed, “We actually brainstormed this on Tuesday, pulled together resources and started dev on Wednesday, filmed on Thursday and Carl here compiled the video into the early morning Friday.” They’re pretty impressed with their handiwork. Says Matt, “In the future, all beers are poured precisely by Beeri.”
Amusing. But isn’t it more work to load up a beer, execute this hilarious “pouring” sequence, and then clean up the gigantic mess afterward — than to just pour a beer yourself? Oh, sorry — we didn’t mean to spoil your fun by injecting practicality.