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Food will be 3D printed by 2116, report claims

15 February 2016

In 100 years time most of our food will be 3D printed, according to a report by futurists.

The SmartThings Future Living Report said 3D printers will become a kitchen gadget as commonplace as microwave ovens. 

“When it comes to entertaining, there will be no more botched recipes or pizza deliveries,” the report said. 

“instead we will be downloading dishes from famous chefs that we will tailor to our personal needs. We will be able to 3D-print a banquet or a favourite cake in minutes.”

3D printed food is still an emerging science. Nursing homes in Germany serve a 3D printed carrot puree called ‘Smoothfoods’ to residents who have difficulty chewing. 

Other 3D printers, like the Foodini, are able to print raw dough that must still be cooked. However, Nasa is investing heavily into the science in order to tackle the issue of food supplies for astronauts. 

The report also claimed that we will be living in super skyscrapers, or in bubble homes under the sea. It also claimed that if we wanted to go on holiday in the future, we could hire a drone to airlift our entire home to another part of the world. 

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