If you want to snap a selfie, it is easy enough to do so using your phone. If that’s not enough, you can use a selfie stick. Well, over in Japan, they have introduced vending machines that can help you take selfies as well, and then share those selfies via the Line messaging app.
The machines are by Kirin, a beverage company from Japan who sells Kirin beer. When a photo is taken, users will even be able to decorate it with special frames and backgrounds and other effects that are exclusive to the machines.
If you want, you can then share the selfies. Is it still a selfie when a machine is taking your photo, as opposed to you using your own camera? I’ll leave that to philosophers. This might seem odd to the rest of us, but in Japan, a vending machine that takes photos of you when you buy your drinks should be no surprise.
The machines are expected to begin rolling out in Japan this month and will be available in several languages. If you find yourself in the country and want to experience it, knock yourself out. Or just take a selfie the old fashioned way.
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