Futurist Thomas Frey: Yesterday my wife Deb and I had lunch at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, and afterwards we’re given the typical fortune cookies that come with the bill. Jokingly I broke open the first one and asked, “I wonder if it’d be possible to create a real fortune sometime in the future […]
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The Hershey Company is hiring a futurist. The Hershey Company is it the largest chocolate manufacturer in the United States, selling 40 percent of domestic dark chocolate. But Hershey also operates a store/museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. And one in Times Square. And one in Las Vegas. And they also operate an amusement park.
Greenhouse at Sunrise Hydroponics. There is an Amish farm in Topeka, Indiana that supplies all-natural, sustainable produce, using 90% less water and 90% less land, and that utilizes the most advanced vertical aeroponic technology on earth. You cannot get produce that is more local, fresh, healthy, and sustainable — even in the middle of an Indiana blizzard — like […]
ChefJet edible designs 3D Systems has just unveiled its new line of ChefJet 3D sugar printers. 3D Systems insists ChefJet will allow any professional kitchen to incorporate “stunning edible prints” with minimal effort—that is, for foodies willing to fork out some serious dough.
3D Systems and Hershey’s to make a machine that prints chocolate. 3D Systems announced a deal with Hershey’s Thursday to collaborate on developing a 3-D printer that makes chocolate and other edible products.
The U.S. isn’t even in the top 10 of coffee consumption. America might be famous for running on coffee, but compared to a handful of other countries, it doesn’t run on much. When it comes to actual coffee consumption per person, the US doesn’t even crack the top 15.
A pizza made with the Foodini 3D printer. 3D printersthat print food-based products have been around for a few years now. The first commercial chocolate 3D printer arrived back in 2011. But the Barcelona-based 3D printingstartup Natural Machines wasn’t satisfied with mere chocolate. They wanted to 3D print a more balanced meal — say, a pizza. […]
Helium is a highly necessary commodity in the modern world. Almost everyday we are told about the unsustainable pressure we’re putting on our natural resources. And while it prompts visions of oil, fresh water, and coal, you’d be surprised at how many of our creature comfort commodities are dwindling just as quickly.
The same research team is also working on a digital lollipop. In Sword Art Online, an anime series, gamers take part in a virtual world that is teeming with danger, but also with food. What if such an experience was a reality? What if you could not only interact with food in a virtual environment, but also […]
Some desperately need–their morning coffee. When is the best time to drink your cup of coffee? it is probably not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially if you have problems sleeping. But, have you ever drink your cup of coffee and felt like it just […]