Tagged With soylent

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Soylent has been around for a while now, and some people swear by it. There is even a local version available downunder - Aussie Soylent. Figuring that just a taste test was not enough, I put my body on the line and spent 6 weeks surviving on Aussielent. We even have a recipe for those wanting to try and make their own.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Last week, myself and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels ate nothing but bottled Aussielent; a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. That meant no solid meals, no snacks and -- horrifyingly -- no coffee or porridge for a whole week. At Lifehacker, we're all about the takeaway message, so here are five things we each learned during the challenge...

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This week, myself and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels are eating nothing but bottled Aussielent; a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. This means no solid meals, no snacks and -- horrifyingly -- no coffee or porridge for a whole week. Today, we offer our thoughts during the final leg of the journey.

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This week, myself and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels are eating nothing but bottled Aussielent; a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. This means no solid meals, no snacks and -- horrifyingly -- no coffee or porridge for a whole week. Today, our wives reveal how an all-Soylent diet has affected our moods in the household.

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This week, myself and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels are eating nothing but bottled Aussielent; a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. This means no solid meals, no snacks and -- horrifyingly -- no coffee or porridge for a whole week. Today, we hit the halfway mark and really begin to struggle in completely different ways.

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This week, myself and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels are eating nothing but bottled Aussielent; a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. This means no solid meals, no snacks and -- horrifyingly -- no coffee or porridge for a whole week. Today, our taste buds give their verdict on Aussielent's texture and flavour.

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Over the next five days, myself and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels will be replacing all meals with bottled Aussielent; a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. This means no solid meals, no snacks and -- horrifyingly -- no coffee or porridge for a whole week. Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies...

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Aussielent is a locally produced take on "Soylent": a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. We gave it an extensive taste test last month, and found it worked pretty much as advertised. The only downside to Aussielent is the hassle of mixing the powder multiple times per day. If you're willing to pay a premium, Aussielent now ships ready-made, single-serve bottles for time-poor futurists. Hurrah!

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Dear Lifehacker, I have a coworker who swears by meal replacement shakes. I was shocked to see that her brand of choice cost over $150 per container! Is there any reason to believe these shakes are actually helping her? Better yet, are there other options I could convince her to use instead? I'm worried she's drinking the Kool-Aid of a very expensive fad.