Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Delays Creating SOFF Site

I have been rather delayed creating this site, when I first published this blog-post I was hoping to finish creating SOFF before the end of July 2013. Now, updating the post on 1st September 2013, it seems I was too hopeful. Midway through building this site I decided to create another site called Futuristic Reader, which is a simple site, it was almost complete when I initially composed this blog-post, but I became rather delayed because our world is incredibly depressing, from my viewpoint, thus the simplest of things is a struggle. Futuristic Reader was created to replace the demise of Google Reader.

Anyway regarding SOFF, I was close to finishing compiling all the content back in mid to late June 2013 (I had been writing the content off-line). The styling merely required fine but significant tuning for the best visual impression. I shall now during September October continue from where I paused.

On June 18th 2013 I sent a Tweet to Penn Jillette regarding the Famous Support page. I was hoping, not realistically, he would get the ball rolling, but nothing happened. It's such a hard, thankless task explaining the future, very depressing, not surprising I am delayed. Here is the Tweet to Jillette:

Here is a SOFF archive archive.is/I40lE (2nd Oct 2013), which I'll log here for my personal reference while I am making changes, designing the site.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Soylent Could Significantly Decrease Food Scarcity

Have you heard about a new food product called Soylent? Soylent is currently being developed via crowding-fund which very successfully raised 412% of the 100% target ($411,487 of $100,000 with 19 days remaining at the time of this blog-post).

The Soylent campaign site wrote (quote taken on 2nd June 2013): 

"For many people, on many occasions, food is a hassle, especially when trying to eat well. Suppose we had a default meal that was the nutritional equivalent of water: cheap, healthy, convenient and ubiquitous. Soylent will be personalized for different body types and customizable based on individual goals. It allows one to enjoy the health benefits of a well balanced diet with less effort and cost."

There are clearly ramifications here regarding cutting down on food waste, furthermore resources could significantly be saved because the creation of Soylent minimises farming and production costs. The food is a synthesised, streamlined, refined, distilled, ultra-potent form of food.

There could also be significant health benefits, which will impact upon our scarce lifespans by making illnesses less likely. Gawker.com wrote (29th May 2013): "Rheinhart rattled off the benefits he's noticed since switching almost exclusively to a diet of Soylent: improved concentration and strength, weight loss."

Apparently, according to Boing Boing, the Soylent project was hosted via CrowdHoster, which allows people to create Kickstarter-esque pages. CNET, the LA-Times, and Vice.com have all reported on Soylent. Vice wrote:

"Soylent contains all of the nutritive components of a balanced diet, but with just a third of the calories and none of the toxins or cancer-causing stuff you'd usually find waiting to kill you in your lunch. Despite the fact it looks a bit like vomit, Soylent supposedly has the potential to change the entire world's relationship with food, so I spoke to Rob to find out how."

Finally, here's a video: