Digital Food Printer (Might Not Be Advised For Cats)

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with a character called the Cat in a show called Red Dwarf…

MIT’s Digital Food Printer Creates Nutritious Meals

Marcelo Coelho and Amit Zoran, a couple ingenious minds at MIT… Hailed as ‘The Cornucopia’, this 3-D printer concept is a personal food factory that fuses the digital world with the realm of cooking by storing, precisely mixing, depositing, and cooking layers of ingredients with no waste.

After a meal selection has been made using the device’s multi-touch translucent screen, users are able to see their meal being assembled while simultaneously manipulating real-time parameters, such as calories or carbohydrate content. Each ingredient is then piped into a mixer and then very precisely extruded, allowing for very exact and elaborate combinations of food.

 You may be excited. I mean, yes, environmentally-friendly, nutritious, potentially cheaper over time and production…

All I can think of is my cat doing this:

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.


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