If you're unfamiliar, Soylent is a powdered nutrient concoction that, when mixed with water, functions as a food substitute. It's cheap, easy to produce in bulk, and purports to contain everything your body needs. If it can deliver on this, it stands a good chance at improving quality of life around the world, whether it's for an American adult pressed for time or a hungry kid in the third world.
Think of it as the healthiest milkshake in the world.
Rhinehart has been living on Soylent essentially full-time for five months, and now he and the rest of his team are ready to bring it to the public. They set up a crowdfunding campaign using Crowdhoster to raise the funds necessary to get the wheels turning.
They asked for $100,000 and completely blew away the goal. At the time of this writing, the project has raised $704,943 from 5,738 backers. There's still a day of fundraising left.
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