Today the Soylent Corp. crowdfunding campaign passed a significant benchmark! Over 10,000 weeks’ supply of Soylent have now been presold via the rewards campaign (assuming just for quick calculation that 1 month = 4 weeks, 2 months = 8 weeks, 3 months = 12 weeks). There are still 5 days to run on the campaign and additional backers continue to sign up steadily; if anything the signup rate may creescendo in the last two or three days.
It’s an impressive result in a very short period of time for a from-scratch startup witha no product on the ground and no production facilities. It will be interesting, when we finally learn the details, to know who actually will produce and package Soylent.
BTW a weird sort of humour/ripoff item has appeared on a geek site:
Soylent Green Crackers
I couldn’t find a manufacturer listed and wonder if they are actually selling anything at all or if the whole thing’s just someone’s pawky joke, but the text attributes this to “Soylent Corporation” which isn’t so funny. Heads up, guys.