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4 Hilariously Dystopian Ways Science Is Reinventing Food |

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"Remember in Back to the Future Part II where Marty's mother puts a tiny pill into a microwave-like appliance and then pulls out a finished chicken? Turns out we'll have that soon! Only it'll suck!

Indeed, these machines will be less Star Trek-style matter materializer and more run-of-the-mill 3D printer. At this point, it's probably worth mentioning that its ingredient cartridges will be filled with animal by-products, algae, and ground-up insects -- basically, everything it prints will be barely perishable pureed versions of real food, catered to your dietary needs.3D-printing enthusiasts are currently experimenting with these devices to potentially feed astronauts on deep-space missions and future old people (i.e., you!), so know that escaping the planet won't help you avoid golden years with a mouth full of grasshopper paste."Please say it isn't so...

We sure are redefining what "food" is. 

I hope by "we" you must mean "they" because it really is just creepy, weird & wrong on so many levels. For sure I wouldn't want to be included in the karma "they" have coming.

Amen. Always stick to ACTUAL food if you can.

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