With the advent of 3D-printing new technologies are now being created that will allow those printers to take the next step in processing and actually produce food products in a matter of minutes. As the science further develops those minutes will be replaced by seconds.
The process comes from Systems & Materials Research Consultancy (SMRC), a company located in Austin, Texas and founded by wiz-kid mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor.
NASA sees Contractor’s replicating device as a means to feed future space travelers and planetary colonists.
Just as the microwave oven has become a fixture in every home the SMRC Replicator may become just as commonplace within our lifetime.
Replicated pizza anyone? Or perhaps “Earl Grey — hot.”