Some soylentils have an interest in the
Soylent food product, which claims to be complete, scientifically-based nutrition. Now Farhad Manjoo at the New York Times has spent a week and a half living off of it, and found it disappointing:
I just spent more than a week experiencing Soylent, the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS.
Read the rest at the NYT: The Soylent Revolution Will Not Be Pleasurable.
The longer I used it, the more Soylent began to feel like a chore. I began to yearn for the mechanics of solid meals -- chewing, swallowing, using my hands and silverware and experiencing a variety of textures and temperatures. I missed crunchy foods, salty foods, noisy foods and hot foods. (Soylent, like revenge, is best served cold.)
Christ, what a tool...
Soylent is for people who don't want to have to think about food. This guy reminds me of Hedonismbot from Futurama.
So troglodytic scientific nerds and religious nutters who think the mental life trumps the physical?
Those two camps have more in common than they think!