Star Trek Replicator Food Soon May Be Coming to a Galaxy Near You
"Tea, Earl Grey, hot."
Many a time, Captain Jean-Luc Picard spoke these four words in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and, Presto!, a cup of his favorite hot tea would magically appear in the little food machine they called a food replicator.
"If Giuseppe Scionti has his way, the steaks on our plates will soon come from a 3D printer. The Italian inventor and engineer has printed the first 100% vegetarian steak at his Spanish startup. And it’s said to not only look and taste like the real thing — it also has the same consistency when chewed."
If you can't wait for 3D food printing technology to arrive in your corner of the galaxy, just pour yourself a nice, cold glass of near beer and cook yourself a nice, thick, plant-based burger and bust out your T9 Nokia flip phone and with a little imagination, maybe you're actually living in the 24th century on board a starship and eating replicator food?
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