Um, so is our goal in 2017 to get rid of human interaction altogether?
Based on the reasoning behind the new vending machines placed on some college campuses, that’s what it sounds like. Students at schools including Stanford and UC Davis can now anonymously buy “morning-after” contraception in vending machines, a safe space that doesn’t involve talking to another human being.
The “Wellness to Go” vending machine holds pain reliever, condoms and Plan B contraception.
Shockingly enough, Glenn couldn’t help getting a little sarcastic about this story. He wondered if we're simply trying to eliminate anything that could possibly make us uncomfortable.
“Wouldn’t it be great if you could live in a judgment-free space your whole life?” he quipped. "No matter what you did, no one would ever ... say, 'That was stupid, wasn't it?'"
Sacramento Magazine reported:
“We got rid of the human-to-human interaction,” says [UC Davis student senator Parteek] Singh. “More people are willing to buy it now that there’s an anonymity factor after adding other products besides the emergency contraception.” If a student is spotted at the machine, it could be assumed it’s just to pick up some Tylenol.