I was just wondering what I was going to post about today when I ran across this article about how someone is designing a 3-D printer that can print pizza. Finally, science is actually doing something worthwhile for humanity.
You might think I’m joking, and I kind of am (I very much appreciate much of what humanity’s scientific efforts have brought us). However, I’m also kind of not. All kidding aside, I really could go for a pizza that can be printed in my kitchen. If it works, I’m sure things wouldn’t stop there. I could really go for a printer that makes food for me.
Granted, this pizza is probably going to be completely disgusting at first. The powders they are working with right now to try to make the pizza apparently involve algae, duckweed, grass, lupine seeds, beet leaves, and insects. That doesn’t sound promising, but I’m sure technology will advance. All kinds of things can end up tasting good if enough things are done to them (I believe one of the common red dyes used in food today is made from beetle wings).
Also, I’m sure those fond of natural foods aren’t going to like this. Who knows what eating printed food could do to us long term. There is also the question of whether or not something like this will ever be within the reach of the ordinary home consumer.
However, all that is beyond the point right now. Right now I’m thinking about what life would be like if the printer next to me could make pizza. Right now, that sounds kind of good.