Soylent is a bland, shake-style product that purports to contain all the fat, protein, energy and nutrients a person requires. It is not a typical nutritional supplement in that it was designed to be a lifestyle choice, for people who don't want to be bothered with the "inconvenience" of cooking or buying more complex meals. A byproduct of Silicon Valley culture for tech industry movers and shakers who don't have time to eat.
Creator and chief executive Rob Rhinehart gave his homemade concoction a 30-day try back in 2013, writing at the time that “not worrying about food is fantastic,” and that he felt “liberated from a crushing amount of repetitive drudgery.”
The concept could have significant implications--direct and indirect--for areas of the world where malnutrition is a serious concern. However, for the moment it is following the trajectory of a tech startup.
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