Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Delicious Waste Liquids of the Future (1982)


The 1982 book Our Future Needs (World of Tomorrow) by Neil Ardley envisions a world where liquid waste is converted into food.

A food factory of the future serves a desert city. Pipes bring waste liquids from industries in the city to the factory, where they are converted into foods by bacteria in tanks. Solar panels capture the Sun's rays to provide heat for the food-manufacturing processes in the factory.

8 comments:

Biby Cletus said...

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mathew said...

Well, that's basically the plot of Soylent Green...

Bobby Bittman said...

How are ya?

"Soylent Green is people!"

I'm just sayin.

Anonymous said...

It could be Slurm.

Anonymous said...

"Bacterial-Processed Liquified Industrial Waste -- It's What's For Dinner!"™

I. Don't. Think. So.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Just goes to show you, you humans will eat anything. You will be glad when we take over, believe me.

Airport said...

A company called GreenFuel has been doing this for a couple years now at MIT. Granted the "food" isn't for "people" but it's the same basic concept.

73man said...

Isn't this what KFC / BK / McD's are already doing.....allegedly?