Taste: 5 Future Technology Innovations from IBM

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In 5 years, a computer system will know what you like to eat better than you do. A machine that experiences flavor will determine the precise chemical structure of food and why people like it. Not only will it get you to eat healthier, but it will also surprise us with unusual pairings of foods that are designed to maximize our experience of taste and flavor. Digital taste buds will help you to eat smarter.

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  1. Only problem is that if a computer could select the food that is best for you, almost 95% of the stuff you find in grocery stores is ruled out with all the artificial stuff they put in it.

  2. I think first, need to analyze reactions with saliva(reaction with products and sensor on tongue) and components with saliva, so computer realize ingredients of food and taste similar as human tasting. Thanks for inspiring speech.

  3. So you're telling me that, in five years, I'll be able to eat something that tastes like pizza, but that is as good for me as fruit?

  4. This is a beautiful thing. Not only will people actually wantto eat the stuff, they'll recieve the vital nutrients they need while doing so. Neat

  5. They've known for some time that artificial sweeteners are carcinogenic.

    These new artificial 'flavours' might be the same.

    Apparently GM foods have some nasty side-effects too that they aren't telling us about, but they are some good clips here on You Tube about that.

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