Dinner at the table used to be where you ate and you talked about the events in your day with family members. Now its everything but that. The giant retailer IKEA has come up with a way how to stop phone use at the table.
I remember as a kid meal time was for talking to each other and eating. In this fast pace generation we live in meal time is for everything from making calls to checking email to surfing social media and oh yes talking and eating is 4th or 5th priority. Seems that mega retailer IKEA thinks that needs to change.
IKEA in Taiwan has developed a table that has a hot plate in the middle, to make the hot plate work people have to put their cell phones under it. The more phones under the hot plate, the hotter the hot plate gets. If someone takes a phone away, the hot plate temp goes lower. Great way to get people to focus on talking to each other and eating.
- Video and Logo picture – IKEA (via YouTube)