Counters in catering establishments are replaced by touch screens. You can flick through the menu and order something, and, while you wait for the food, you can watch a movie, read the news or have fun playing a computer game. When a visitor is ready to go, the table will bill him or her and accept payment. But that's not all: a smart table is able to recognise regular customers and recommend dishes based on their tastes. And the savings are passed on to the customer: all waiters and cooks are robots – they don’t need your tips.