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i Confess and Can You Print Me More Pudding Please?

February 9th, 2011

We live in a mad world. Some of it horribly mad with such suffering and injustice. But we also live in a stunningly, amusingly, mad world where we can now turn to an iphone app to help confess our sins, and where we will soon be able to print out our meal on a 3D printer. Don’t believe me? Here’s a picture of the prototype ‘Cornucopia’ Digital Gastronomy printer being developed at MIT:

Cornucopia Digital Food Printer

The description: ‘Cornucopia is a concept design for a personal food factory that brings the versatility of the digital world to the realm of cooking. In essence, it is a three dimensional printer for food, which works by storing, precisely mixing, depositing and cooking layers of ingredients.’ For more info see here.

Philips is working on one too. For more information see here.

If you’ve printed out too much of the stuff and have just made a pig of yourself, you can always switch on your new iConfess app:

From a BBC article: “3D printing will do for food what e-mail and instant messaging did for communication…What if you could have mom’s homemade apple pie sent via e-mail and printed up at home? Her apple pie becomes as close as an instant message on Facebook.” More