Transporter of ideas. Yes, it’s Star Trek time. Not only is this a food scanner, it’s a food producer. A food cloner, able to transport information over long distances via technology we’ve got already today, replicating the food then with math. Mathematical equations make all things possible. Some science, too, and some goo. Made by the designer specifically to recreate a Grandmother’s dish for supper. Exact copy.
I’ll take the lasagna designer Bruno Oro tells me about in his description of this project. Delicious lasagna made by grandma, put partway into the device for a bit of a scan, sent over a network to her grandson’s device, ready to push the GO button when he gets there. Made fresh.
Once your device has got the data your grandmother sent, you put the device by a plate. Once beside the plate, the device stretches a protective gel cover inside which the food is replicated. The goo is in place so that the molecules in your hands don’t get warped into a piece of cake.
That said, I worry a little bit about a “The Fly” situation where you turn a bug into a piece of pizza, eat it, then turn into a fly.
Designer: Bruno Oro