Topic title says it all, why do you personally think Soylent is a good idea? There’s plenty of nutritionists giving kneejerk reactions saying it’s missing X, Y or Z, and that you’re better off eating “real food.” Then there’s people saying this has been done before, usually refrencing Nutributter, or some such but staying vague. Despite all this, the team is going to raise over half a million, and likely top three quarters of a million dollars for Soylent.
I’m sure there are plenty of us here for totally different reasons, why are you here? Ignore the detractors for now, you shouldn’t be here because you think someone is wrong, but because you think you are right.
For me, I think a small comment in rob’s month 2 update says it best for me:
The point is having another option. Perhaps this does not constitute the ideal diet, but I am quite confident that it is healthier than any easy diet, and easier than any healthy diet. I’m touched so many people are concerned about my intake of possible unknown essential nutrients. No one seemed to worry about me when I lived on burritos and ramen and actually was deficient of many known essential nutrients. The body is pretty robust. If you can survive on what most Americans or Somalians eat, you can surely survive on Soylent.
What about you? What turned you onto Soylent? Why do you think Soylent is a great idea?