Teleporting is still a dream of the future. So how does it work? What is the claim of 3D-Printed Sushi. It is 3D. It is sushi sort of. Just not teleported.
Full disclosure would let you know that Japanese startup Open Meals has developed print cartridges that prints 5 mm blocks of water-based gels, which are injected with nutrition, flavor and color. The small printed blocks of food are assembled into a final product which looks like a Lego version of, say, Sushi.
This video dramatizes the concept. The order can now be sent remotely to a printer and the food product printed on the local device. So if you have a printer at the space station, then Ground Control could send a request for half dozen Sushi meals from Houston, which would be printed at the space station. “You got meal!” is the alert that your Sushi has arrived. Clever.
This close up of the small blocks doesn’t do justice to the final product which looks a lot more like what might be called real sushi. But is significant in the print process.
Next step? Teleporting. Don’t hold your breath or throw away your take out menu.