If you've ever slogged through a calorie-cutting, carb-free, downright soul-sucking diet—all the while bemoaning your inability to taste your food vices of choice—here's a piece of tech you'll want to own.
"What if you can eat anything you want without regret?" is the big question posed by Project Nourished, a virtual reality company that aims to turn dining into a "gastronomical virtual reality experience." The technology, which is being pioneered by creator Jinsoo An, creates a combination of senses that fools your body into thinking it's gorging on pizza or cheeseburgers, rather than Jello-like wedges made from agar and pectin.
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Just as Instagram and other photo-sharing sites have created a community of foodies able to visually consume food from around the world without moving an inch, Project Nourished is taking it to the next level, replicating the smells, tastes, and sensations of a dining experience, sans the actual food.