Samsung’s New Fridge Enforces Strict Diet Regimen

smart fridge locks after 6 PM

South Korean tech giant Samsung has unveiled its latest smart home appliance, the “DietMaster 3000,” a refrigerator that takes healthy eating to a whole new level. This innovative device, set to hit the market next month, comes with a controversial feature: it refuses to open after 6 PM, effectively putting an end to late-night snacking.

The DietMaster 3000 utilizes advanced AI algorithms to analyze users’ eating habits and nutritional needs. It then creates personalized meal plans and shopping lists, ensuring a balanced diet. However, the most talked-about feature is its time-locked door mechanism.

Dr. Kim Sung-ho, lead developer at Samsung’s Smart Home division, explained the rationale behind this strict approach: “Studies show that late-night eating contributes significantly to weight gain and poor sleep quality. We’re simply helping consumers make healthier choices.”

The fridge’s AI can be quite persuasive. When users attempt to access it after hours, they’re greeted with encouraging messages like, “You’ve already met your caloric intake for the day. How about a glass of water instead?”

Early testers have reported mixed feelings about the DietMaster 3000. Sarah Johnson, a 34-year-old office worker, praised its effectiveness: “I’ve lost 5 pounds in just two weeks! Though I did consider breaking into my own fridge once or twice.”

Not everyone is thrilled with the concept. Food critic Marco Rossi complained, “This fridge doesn’t understand the joy of a midnight snack. It’s like having a disapproving nutritionist living in your kitchen.”

Samsung has included an emergency override feature for special occasions or genuine needs. However, users must complete a series of math problems or a short workout routine to unlock it, ensuring they really want that late-night treat.

As debates around the ethics of AI-controlled appliances heat up, one thing is certain: the DietMaster 3000 is set to revolutionize how we think about our eating habits. Whether it becomes a must-have kitchen appliance or a short-lived novelty remains to be seen.