Tastes Like Future
There is a specific reason that I chose to name this section of Metaversalist "Upgrades." The metaversalist needs to be a complete package. Though, like in Gibson's Sprawl, many treat their bodies like they're secondary to the mind and what they can do online, the fact of the matter is that until technology can capture consciousness and allow human-kind to become something a little more long-lived: we need to care for the human bodies we have. And that's exactly what Soylent is helping me do.
Soylent is a completely balanced superfood that feels like it comes from the future. It comes in a powder, and you mix it with water. This food comes with patchnotes, everyone. If that doesn't pique your interest then please read on. It gets much, much better.
I have been using Soylent for 2-3 meals a day for two weeks, and I loved it so much that I've decided to subscribe. Yep, they have a subscription service. No more grocery store for me. It should cut down on my spending too, because it's only $130 USD for the month. Granted, that doesn't cover every one of my meals, but it should account for about 2/3rds of them which frees up some funds for the important things.
Let's also talk about the health benefits. I never realized how deficient my diet was until I switched to Soylent. Now that my diet is balanced (and I'm getting plenty of nutrients) I have been able to cut caffeine out. I don't take a multivitamin anymore. If this sounds like it's becoming a bit preach-ey. . . well, maybe it is. There aren't a lot of things that can actually be life-changing but this might be one of them, for me anyway.
It takes me about 2 minutes to make a 500 calorie meal. It takes me 40 seconds to consume it, and that leaves so much more time to dedicate to things that I'm passionate about. I make my first meal of Soylent right before I drive out in the morning, and then a second meal around 1pm. I have stopped snacking, too. That's how satiated I feel with only two 500 calorie meals of Soylent.
Now, if you're like the beautiful human who has chosen to spend the rest of human life with me, food is pretty important to you. There are many who look at something like Soylent and think that it will deprive them of the joy that food brings them: texture, taste, temperature, pairings, all of that. I think that before you start, in theory, it sounds like a perfectly grounded concern. However, I can tell you that Soylent has improved my relationship with food, not reduced it. I enjoy what I eat (when I "eat") so much more now. Food has finally returned to being a pleasure for me, not just a consequence of keeping my body alive.
Soylent is, for me, a perfect blend of science, sustenance, timing, nutrients, and finance. Please look into Soylent if anything here rings true with you.