If you're into reading, chances are you've heard of Project Gutenberg, the Internet's oldest effort to digitize all public domain books for the reading public. Recently announced under the same name, booze-peddler Pernod Ricard's Gutenberg Project isn't quite so literature-centric. Instead, it's an app-controlled mixologist that fits on your counter or bookshelf.
From your app, you can choose which liquors you'd like have on your shelf, monitor how much of each you've drank, and find recipes that include your ingredients. You can also schedule deliveries when your supply is getting low or when you'd like to add a new option to the mix. Each bottle is connected to your phone or tablet wirelessly through their shared base and will portion your selected cocktail perfectly. The app will also coach you in the steps the bottles can't perform, like adding a twist of orange or properly shaking your martini.
The concept was designed as part of Breakthrough Innovation Group (BIG)'s second Innovation Day event, the theme of which was "the conviviality of the future." While still a concept, we do hope that we see the likes of the Gutenberg Project sooner rather than later. If you'd like to take a gander at the concept for yourself, check out Pernod Ricard's concept video here.