We’ve seen some pretty incredible technology developed in the past several years, but all of it pales in comparison to the epitome of the Internet of Things: the KFC Memories Bucket. Why? Because nothing says “the future,” like printing your family’s photos out of a family meal chicken bucket.
The revival of the Colonel Sanders ads on television brings with it a renewed interest in Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). To go along with their renewed approach to marketing, KFC Canada has a limited time offer for smartphone users. Though the details aren’t quite known at the moment, the Memories Bucket will without a doubt shape the development of the way a select few Canadians view “food selfies,” if such a thing exists anywhere outside of America.
Introducing: the KFC Memories Bucket
Not only can you eat your chicken out of the bucket, you can share and print pictures of you eating your chicken out of the bucket; all using wireless Bluetooth technology. The future is really something, huh?
According to The Verge, this isn’t the first time that KFC has tried some unconventional marketing tactics utilizing specialized technology:
The company’s Japanese chapter raffled off a chicken-themed keyboard, mouse, USB stick, and sets of 3D-printed earrings as part of a social media promotion last fall, and its German outpost gave customers a thin, rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard in place of the usual grease-sopping paper sheet this May. The company’s experimentation goes beyond physical products, too. If you have a minute at lunch, you can play ColonelQuest, an 8-bit romp through Colonel Sanders’ life released in May. The Memories Bucket may raise the bar on ridiculous poultry products.
Either way, at least the Memories Bucket is a conventional use for the classic KFC bucket that adapts to the “needs” of society. If this proves anything to the world, it’s that the Internet of Things is on its way. What are some of your favorite finger-lickin’-good emerging (yet weird) technologies you’ve seen? Let us know in the comments.