Monday, 28 February 2022

My 24-Hour Experiment With Dystopian Food Units

quote [ A new startup wants to make meals as efficient and joyless as possible ]

I suspect the inventor has food-related sensory issues, and can see an argument that this could cater to those with similar issues. Or maybe I should just embrace the processed food squares without thinking about it too hard.
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[by 5th Earth@6:32pmGMT]


conception said @ 7:45pm GMT on 28th Feb [Score:1 Underrated]
This person sounds infuriating to be around.
mechanical contrivance said @ 6:46pm GMT on 28th Feb
Meal replacement shakes already exist.
cb361 said @ 10:14pm GMT on 28th Feb
I think I got roundly beaten down in the Soyant Green post for saying that I rather admire the purity of vision that this kind of food-stripped-down-to-its-base represents. I wouldn’t want to eat it myself, but I kind of wish I could be so utterly and unhealthily invested in some project or artistic work that I could resent even the distraction of taking in calories.
5th Earth said @ 11:31pm GMT on 28th Feb
Where the argument falls down, in this case, is that these particular food units aren't really very much easier or less work than actual food--or at least, prepackaged meals. You still need to cook these things and put sauce on them. A prepackaged salad or microwave dinner would be just as fast.

I actually understand and respect Soylent and similar products, because they require no thought, utterly minimal prep, and have no culinary aspirations. These things somehow combine the worst aspects of real food and engineered food at the same time.
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:19pm GMT on 28th Feb
Bug bars!
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:23pm GMT on 1st Mar
I have a lot of experience with Soylent if anyone is curious.
SnappyNipples said @ 2:50am GMT on 8th Mar
I was thinking they should of boiled the food in their packages...

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