Wow… I’m not sure what to even say about that. It certainly wasn’t my intention, but if I’m helping you (or anyone) with my excited sometimes-ramblings about the new future I’m discovering for myself, then that’s certainly a terrific side effect. I really do believe it will be worth any wait anyone has to sit through. Heck it was about 9 months ago that I placed my order, and I can’t imagine being any happier that I took the leap of faith that I did!
Then again, I didn’t follow any of the DIY Solyent movement, and maybe that would have made me much more anxious about the whole thing since I’d have had some idea of what was to come. For myself, I didn’t want to even attempt to get ahold of any early batches even as some sort of beta tester, for fear that it would put me off of the whole concept (and when it comes to food I’m the sort where once I’ve had a bad experience of any kind, it can be very hard if not impossible to shake later).
Production Soylent is everything Rob promised and probably more. I do think that this is a case of the whole being much more than the sum of its parts. The ripple effect of this simple-seeming product is so far reaching, I’m discovering something else about it nearly every day now. This has already changed my/our lives in ways I would never have guessed would happen, and I’m not even 5 days in!! I’m not a big “save the world” type, but I truly see in Soylent a possible means to drastically changing the world for the better not just in something as obvious as fighting obesity or malnutrition, but with everything from increasing people’s disposable income to put back into the economy, to giving people more free time to pursue creative passions, to lowering carbon emissions by reducing the amount of driving due to grocery shopping, and so much more.
Soylent is probably the single largest, most truly significant thing I’ve ever been a part of (other than perhaps the personal computer revolution), and I feel honored to be able to share whatever I can with whoever wants to hear it. None of this has anything really to do with my reasons for ordering Soylent in the first place, which were purely for my own self-interest. But now that I’m experiencing it first hand, I’m actually excited to see just how much good may come out of this for all of man/animal kind.
Rob, my hat is literally off to you right now. We may never meet, but you have solved something that has been a very serious problem in my life for a very very long time. I am forever grateful to you for that.
And heck who knows, I’m in Sunnyvale where this whole project started, just a mile or two from the house on Rosa. So hey, maybe we will meet one of these days!
To everyone waiting for their Soylent… it really will be worth the wait. Believe me!!