Talk:Emerging technologies

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Is "synthetic" food the correct term here? I'm not sure we're interested in imitation/fake food.

"3D food printing offers a range of potential benefits. It can be healthy and good for the environment because it can help to convert alternative ingredients such as proteins from algae, beet leaves, or insects into tasty products. It also opens the door to food customization and therefore tune up with individual needs and preferences."

It's not really "synthetic" it's taking something and turning it into something else, while still providing nutrition.

Same question for "synthetic" biology. Surely there are more apt/better terms for both of these things? I get where the term is coming from, just wondering if there is a better term for it. Re-purposed perhaps? --TranshumanTees (talk) 14:19, 21 September 2016 (CDT)

The food most advocated by transhumanists is synthetic meat as a scalable ethical alternative to animal cruelty produced meat. Synthetic foods of other types have usually sparked less interest, outside that famous 'full meal in a chewing gum' scene from Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory. :) Deku-shrub (talk) 16:29, 21 September 2016 (CDT)