Amidst the innovation boom in China, high-technology such as AI, VR/AR, and 3D printing may sound far fetched. However, when we twist the angle a little bit—i.e. let’s talk about food instead of technology—all the high-tech stuff may sound a wee less intimidating.

And yes, creativity often comes from combining random items that you’d never think to go together. A company like DeFacto, however, is preparing for a looming revolution in the food industry through their 3D printing technology in China.

Surely, everyone agrees we must eat. But what if food is printed from a 3D printing machine for you on a busy Monday morning before you head off to work? Imagine a refrigerator with an embedded 3D printer that “prints out” the food after a consider calculation of your nutrition and health condition. The 3D printer easily mixes whatever ingredients you provide to produce not only nutritious but also aesthetic food on your plate. Based on your diet, the “smart 3D embedded printer” carefully designs your meal for you within a few minutes saving your morning routine.

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Junse Lee

Junse lives in the future. She is interested in new rules and ethics technology will bring into people's lives.