The retailer asked groups to give up their phones in exchange for a hot pot meal

Whether taking a photo of a gorgeously plated dinner or texting a friend mid-way through chewing, diners can’t seem to put their phones away during a meal. IKEA Taiwan asked a few groups to participate in a social experiment focusing on technology and human interaction. As seen in a video, the brand captures what happens when diners are told to place their phones underneath a raised hot pot.

Without the phones, the hot pot would stay off; once a few phones hit the surface, the hot pot produces heat for the dishes. Each time a new phone hits the surface, the table beeps and an icon lights up.

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