Updates on the Kickstarter?


#1

I am very interested in Soylent and will certainly help as soon as it is launched.


#2

As far as I know he is working on the video.


#3

The video is in the final stages of editing. We should be submitting the project for approval in the next couple of days.


#4

That’s great news. I know he is probably making a serious video, but I’d love to see him knock out 100 push-ups, maybe jump over a tall building…


#5

I’m really curious as to how it will be produced. Are you planning to offer different formulas for body types, goals, etc.? This seems like a pretty complex thing to bring to market with the very diverse interest @rob


#6

Couldn’t you offer a sort of “lowest common denominator” version that most everyone is going to need, and then sell (or at least suggest) separate supplements to help you fine-tune it for you?


#7

Based on the data I’ve gathered I am confident a relatively small number of permutations will be able to accommodate the vast majority of the population. Perhaps eventually we’ll have our own facility and make it on a truly one for one basis but to start we’re using an existing FDA-approved facility and a set number of formulae.


#8

whats the best way to follow updates on soylent? is checking the discussion boards regularly the best? is twitter an option?


#9

Do you plan on shipping to the UK?


#10

Totally agree this is my question. The UK needs this !!!


#11

Do you have an ETA on the Kickstarter?


#12

I am more that happy to put $30 into this. If we all did, I recon that would give thousands for the start up.


#13

Hopefully Kickstarter approves it and quickly too…

Can’t wait to get in on this.


#14

I assume that @rob has checked with Kickstarter that Soylent meets their project guidelines, which specifically ban:

  • Projects cannot offer financial, medical, or health advice.
  • No tobacco, drugs, and drug paraphernalia; energy food and drinks; or nutritional supplements.
  • No bath, beauty, and cosmetic products; electronic surveillance equipment; eyewear (sunglasses, prescription glasses, and others); firearms, weapons, knives, weapon accessories, and replicas of weapons; medical, health, safety, and personal care products; or infomercial-type products.

They do have a Food category and do have food products on Kickstarter, but Soylent could be interpreted as fitting into one of the banned list of projects.


#15

if Kickstarter doesn’t allow it, there is always Indiegogo wich have not so strict rules for their projects.


#16

There rules are fairly loose, but that does give them a range to interpret. Just saying. I had a project shot down because I wanted to purchase/rent a server for a year for hosting as part of the project and they termed it as recurring costs even though it wasn’t.


#17

I was gonna say Indiegogo too :stuck_out_tongue:


#18

Thanks for the reply, @rob. That sounds awesome. I really can’t wait. I’m here in SF, but didn’t find out about Soylent in time to apply early enough for the trials :frowning:

Now that I know this alternative is out there, I find myself cursing when I have to go to the grocery store or deal with an overly packed fridge!

Thanks!


#19

Is the video gonna be a “Do you want to be part of a better future? Would you like to feel healthier and achieve more? Do you believe superhumans can exist? The future is soylent!” kind of thing?

On a more serious note, you will certainly have my financial support, no matter what platform you end up using. :heart:


#20

I shall support that too.