Tired of spending time, money, and emotional energy on food when you could be fully sustained by quickly gulping down an odorless liquid? 24-year-old software engineer Rob Rhinehart is the creator of a substance called Soylent. His crowd-sourcing page to fund its mass production has raised nearly $800,000 in a few weeks:
I haven’t eaten a bite of food in 30 days, and it’s changed my life. I hypothesized that the body doesn’t need food itself, merely the chemicals and elements it contains. I just want to be in good health and spend as little time and money on food as possible.
I researched every substance the body needs to survive, plus a few extras shown to be beneficial, and purchased all of them in nearly raw chemical form from a variety of sources… I eventually ended up with an thick, odorless, beige liquid. I call it ‘Soylent’.