In Dubai, ATMs Spit Out Gold Bars

May 13, 2010

As the world economy continues to slowly pull itself out of the recession, people continue to tighen their belts and look to safe bets when it comes to their money. At Emirates Palace in Dubai, that means trading cash machines for friggin' gold bar machines.

Using an exchange rate updated every 10 minutes, gold-hungry investors can pump cash into this machine and out will pop gold bars of the corresponding amount. Good for those of us who need 24 karat gold bars in a hurry! Apparently the machine comes with a wide range of security features, including "anti-money laundering software" which sounds to us like it might be a disclaimer displayed on the screen when the machine is not in use. Oh Dubai, you never cease to amaze us!



Source: Boing Boing