I ask him if the plot will be completely new. Hull replies that it will be timeless. Where will it take place? "I can say that it's not local, and not on the internet." I ask if it will involve technology, and he tells me, "The technologies we're using are the same ones they used to build the pyramids." Aliens? "Yes. Ancient alien technologies." (This is the first and only time in our conversation that Hull sounds less than serious, though I wouldn't put aliens past him).
I ask him when this new experience will launch. "Oh, it's already out. It's secretly been out for a long, long time. I think it is going to proliferate hugely, just by remaining a secret."
Can he at least offer any clues?
"I have already given the clues."
"I can't really talk about that right now. I told you this would be cryptic."
When you press that button on the app, your Somabar will take the ingredients from scratch, infuse bitters (if you are in the mood) and dynamically mix them in precise quantities using positive displacement pumps before pouring out your craft cocktail in less than 5 seconds. The mixing comes from a combination of fluid dynamics, kinetic energy, and turbulence created by static vanes.
I like their animations, but my feeling is that if these folks are not entering their device into the Second Annual DNA Lounge COCKTAIL ROBOTICS GRAND CHALLENGE on July 12th, then they are not putting their money where their mouth is!
Or their drinks where... my... mouth is.