Touchscreen vending machines have arrived in Japan, and they’re equipped with massive 47-inch displays. That’s not all, “an embedded camera will recognize your gender and age, allowing the machine to recommend a beverage suitable to whatever stereotype is attached to your particular circumstances.” Continue reading to see a touchscreen (Samsung) Coca-Cola vending machine that was shown at CES 2009. Click here for more pictures.

500 more of these WiMAX-equipped units are planned to be installed in and around Tokyo over the next two years, with operating company JR East expecting them to tally up 30 percent more sales than their analog brethren.

[via Engadget]