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Japanese Company Plans To 3D-Print Artsy Sushi By Studying Diners’ Saliva Or Pee
By Izza Sofia, 14 Mar 2019
This innovative Japanese company is fusing science and food to create sushi uniquely designed for each diner.
According to Austin news site KXAN, the company, Open Meals, aspires to create 3D-printed sushi by analyzing biological samples like a diner’s “saliva, urine [and] stool,” so every piece is specially created for everyone.
Open Meals plans to execute the mind-boggling idea in its yet-to-be-launched restaurant called Sushi Singularity. Those interested in eating there would have to make a reservation first.
Upon receiving a booking, the restaurant will send a “heath test kit” to the guest, who will have to mail back a vial of pee or poop. Sushi Singularity will then analyze the samples and create a 3D-printed dinner incorporating nutrients that the diner needs.
If you’re wondering how all of this might work out, the company has created a promotional video explaining more on its technology.
The clip shows a man walking into a sushi restaurant with his face being mapped by the restaurant’s computer interface, which identifies the man’s levels of nutrients, genetic code and sleep quality.
The biodata is then sent to a 3D-printer with large robotic arms, which crafts the sushi with any nutrients that he is lacking. A chef later serves the 3D-printed sushi cubes alongside soy sauce to the man.
According to Open Meals’ website, Sushi Singularity is “beyond the future of sushi.”
“Sushi will connect people around the world, and will be produced, edited, and shared online in the form of ‘new sushi.’ Sushi combined with biometrics will enable hyper-personalization based on biometric and genomic data,” it adds.
[via VICE, opening image via Open Meals]
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