This may look like nothing but a handful of redcurrant berries perfectly balanced by the buoyancy of seltzer water, but don’t be fooled.

I got this glass of water from a person at Mini, high-tech BMW’s Briter-than-Brit unit, and it’s obviously a prelude to a future technology not yet in a previewable state. I did ask the person who’d handed me the glass about it but all she offered was a coy smile.


Fearing malicious nanobots, I took an apprehensive bite at one of the berries. It was delicious. I consumed them all. Should this turn out to be my last post from Frankfurt, please assume that I’m halfway to lunar orbit already.

Incidentally, the car in video’s background is a racing Mini which competed in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in July. It’s covered in dead bugs like all racing cars.

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