Mar 21, 2019 | By Thomas

Japanese company Open Meals is fusing science and sushi to create nutrient-rich foods that is tailored to each diner. By using “biological samples” including “saliva, urine, [and] stool,” Open Meals will create a 3D printed sushi based on individual requirements.

Open Meals debuted their 3D printed sushi at the south by southwest interactive festival in austin last year, but the company plans to open a restaurant called Sushi Singularity in Tokyo in 2020.

Sushi Singularity will be reservation only. How that’s supposed to work out, according to a stylized promotional video, guests who plan on dining at Sushi Singularity will receive a health test kit in the mail. The restaurant invites guests to mail back a vial of their waste and fluid samples. The restaurant then analyzes what nutrients the person needs before sending that data to a 3D printer with large robotic arms. When they visit the restaurant, those nutrients will be added to their 3D-printed dinner.

The health test kit

Open Meals has shared a few of the sushi concepts, such as a cell-cultured tuna in a lattice structure, powdered uni hardened with a CO2 laser, and a highly detailed model of a Japanese castle made from flash-frozen squid etc.

Sushi Singularity is “beyond the future of sushi,” Open Meals claims. “Sushi will connect people around the world, and will be produced, edited, and shared online in the form of ‘new sushi.’ Sushi combined with biometrics will enable hyper-personalization based on biometric and genomic data.”

Micro pillar saltwater eel

Oze tick kappa roll

Cell cultured tuna. Images courtesy of Open Meals

“In the future, we will build a ‘digital platform where we can store a myriad of food data’ so people throughout the world can share and download food.”



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Rick wrote at 3/29/2019 9:05:04 PM:

You have to be joking