Dining Chicago has Leah Zeldes’ latest report on food fabricators titled “Push-button food emerging from the science-fiction kitchen”. Looks like another technology visualized by classic Star Trek is close to realization.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology research group has designed the Digital Fabricator, a personal, three-dimensional “printer” for food. The device would layer ingredients from an array of food canisters into a mixer and then extrude them, with sub-millimeter precision, into a heating and cooling chamber.
[Thanks to David Klaus for the link.]