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Soylent: How I Stopped Eating for 30 Days

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Is Soylent the future of food? CEO Rob Rhinehart lived on his liquid invention for 30 days straight, and the feat propelled him to internet fame and fortune. So I decided to become the first person to repeat his feat—for a month straight, I'd try to live on nothing but the chemical cocktail, just like Rob. Along the way, I'd investigate the how an artificial food replacement might impact human health, Silicon Valley, and the world at large. This is the story of life after food. Read more on MOTHERBOARD here: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/soylent-no-food-for-30-days Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard
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MonkeyWrench (1 day ago)
4:21 "like brah this is it brah totally going to take over the future brah. We just like invented something that people of the future are like totally going to live off of brah."
Espen Haug (1 day ago)
Here in Norway, people can get some liquid food with all the nutrition that you need, on prescription, if they have difficulties eating enough food for some reason. Regular people however, are adviced to not live off of this, as it will make you less capable of digesting regular foods... I still try to drink a green smoothie every day. I prefer to add all kinds of fresh fruits and healthy ingredients, but lately it has been limited to frozen strawberries, fresh spinach, maybe 5 types of seeds, some hazel nuts, cocnut-fiber, coconut milk, and some nutrient powder intended to be used for low calorie meal replacements. Really fast to make, tastes pretty decent, is healthy, and make me feel like i have eaten a medium sized meal...
Serena Panayi (1 day ago)
So basically the only people that support this are creepy white dudes because only they would be so stupid. Notice how there’s not one single female who’s like “yeah this seems like a good idea!”
AJ Maynard (1 day ago)
So I was looking for a video about liquifying your OWN food at HOME....and this nonsense popped up all over the place....smh Bye, felicia!
Strong Addictions (2 days ago)
Rob the CEO of Soylent is as interesting as two tablespoons of canola oil and as exciting as watching a oil lamp that has no colors while being completely sober.
Corey Scott (2 days ago)
4:25 - vocal fry. Agh!
What the hell is up with all the guys voices !!...keep eating that soy shit and lose your 🔊 bass
Nikelfight (2 days ago)
Yo so who can tell me the flavor that tastes like boost vanilla?? I used to use Breakfast akfeast Essentials and boost for meals, instead of food, but there is an Original and a Vanilla flavor on their website. Which tastes like boosts vanilla?
Chode Master (3 days ago)
Unhinged fåggotry
Mano Joseuers (4 days ago)
Man this woamam is brazilian my earth
Victor Arias (5 days ago)
Soylent is dead babies and human shit in a powder, then fuckheads drink it.
T. Man (5 days ago)
"soylent green" is a early 70s movie... watch it
GlassDeviant (5 days ago)
Too bad you can't get this stuff outside the US. I tried for a year to get the company that has the license to make it to ship to Canada, but nope.
Prestige Lawn Care (6 days ago)
Did you eat soylent gum.
P y (7 days ago)
Cheap? 17 dollars a day is not cheap.
Joshua M (7 days ago)
I wonder how crooked your teeth would look if you had nothing but this soylent for a life time. Definitely a weak jaw.
Try selling it for cuban government, you humanitarian man.
Where's FDA??? Testing anti-asthma marijuana cigarretes?
skyler vanderpool (8 days ago)
this aint it homies
Eli Elfassy (8 days ago)
Not for me... Unless I have nothing else to eat.
jason sumburg (9 days ago)
we all know we clicked on this video cause he looks like pewdiepie in the thumbnail
t.s. (9 days ago)
All wrong. Eat normal food for god sake!
Christa Upton (9 days ago)
Canola oil seriously? Only good for lubricating food processing machinery
Melody Godbey (9 days ago)
The rat was too much.......and the one man suggested cinnamon like it was a funnel cake.......lol
Zom-B-Bunny (9 days ago)
It’s like super size me but better ending lol
Grzy Ruth (10 days ago)
Half of my diet has been moved to Soylent and I'm much happier and feel healthier. I love this stuff lol but can't bear the original plain flavor, I like the coffee ones
hotneo7 (10 days ago)
Makes sense for preppers. Won't be fun but beats starving.
Gpod Joe (10 days ago)
Man I don’t give a shit if I eat people, it’s processed anyway and they’re dead.
Mellow Mike (10 days ago)
Eagleoneradiogod (10 days ago)
I think I will stick to my keto chocolate or vinilla milk
Mr Mister (10 days ago)
1:53 well maybe if you made attempts to farm and not replace every piece of grass with tall buildings you’d be fine, earth is big enough and has more than enough space this whole population thing is a myth, but even if it is true maybe if we all went back to where we came from (not in a racist way) too even it out, it’s like a scale can’t have an elephant on one side and have a duck on the other side
Big OOF (11 days ago)
Soy boys trying to kill off the human race by emasculating men...
Dottore ' (11 days ago)
i came here for soyboy jokes
Abel Soo (11 days ago)
Convenient space foods?
Nico Shekelstein (12 days ago)
Hes not replacing food because it is food lmao meal replacements have been around for a long tim3
TrinityStark (13 days ago)
Has anyone heard of the movie SOYLENT GREEN from 1973? It was about this exactly. He didn't come up with the concept or the name. Of course, a bunch of soy boys in the 20's feel great drinking this chemical jiz. Give it a few years and see how great your health is. smdh
WE WUZ WOLVES (13 days ago)
Contains ingredients that turn the frickin' frogs gay
Jason32Bourne (13 days ago)
It's really very simple to solve nearly any food crisis. Bring the population back down to 3 billion.
neger rikken (14 days ago)
Soylent has been linked to a significant raise in estrogen levels in men due to the high amounts of soy. Saw a documentary about some dude who's estrogen blood level increased by over 400‰ after a year of drinking it daily. End result was gynecomastia which he had to get surgery for, depression, anxiety and a constant feeling of being tired.
Durtly (14 days ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR0Tz7pBkHA 128 days and counting.
bishop 1 (14 days ago)
Linkdude Master (14 days ago)
I saw quite a lot of negative feedback, but I tried something similar for myself once and it actually worked, wasn't hungry after it. Also they improved the taste, I had chocolate and it was actually pretty good.
Lazy (14 days ago)
Disgusting smoothie
Cro Magnon (14 days ago)
I will make Soylent Green out of these people!! There I feel better! Can't finish this stupid shit!
Cro Magnon (14 days ago)
4:47 I'm trying not to have angry violent thoughts, but it's so hard while looking at the start up bros, I can't stand that guys voice, I hope you stay late one night and some local Oakland soldiers turn them all out!!
Cro Magnon (14 days ago)
:24 I'm already willing to punch this guy in the face, now that we are over populated we will begin to die off, now to watch this garbage
Jahmal Nightingale (15 days ago)
9:55 pretty big gulp for an innocent man
Luke Morris (15 days ago)
Like the idea except needs to be much cheaper, I’ve lived off around $20 in groceries a week and got all the macro and micro nutrients I need. Don’t believe me? Check the video series “living off of $3 a day” by brothersgreen, it really made me change the way I shop and cook $68 is way more than I spend on my good, healthy real food
Joker (15 days ago)
Bunch of angry fat people in the comments
Abhishek Deval (15 days ago)
Didn't you get diarrhea from that stuff?
Jamie Campbell (15 days ago)
I’m half bulimic. ........ I eat that food but not so good at the throwing up part ....... I’m also strictly sea food ....... well see food ... because I see food and I eat it
MrJohnsonx3 (16 days ago)
Theres soylent dust all over that dusty ass warehouse. Fuck that. That production facility looks terrible. Miss me with all that
jimmy jimster (16 days ago)
this shouldnt be used until we run out of food
Superhero Hebrew (16 days ago)
Me being one of the only health/wellness fitness advocates of my family, this looks very interesting & very promising to say the least!lol,smh REALTALK 🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♂️🏃🏽‍♂️🏋🏽‍♂️🏋🏽‍♂️🏋🏽‍♂️💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽😁😁😁
Worldwide Remix (14 days ago)
Superhero Hebrew I recommended Huel over Soylent.
/dev/RerunCipher (17 days ago)
Oh boy I can't wait to get kidney failure
Seeking Asian Life (17 days ago)
Whether these guys know it or not: They are huge TROLLS IRL. They are trolling you, me, and every person that backed them. For $800k they rented a Dirty warehouse and showed up for camera day...every other day its minimum wage workers...trust me...this guy is 100% pure fraud. Will "Soylent" hit? It might...and then hes not a fraud? YES he will still be a fraud.
K H (17 days ago)
Imagine taking a girl home and offering her soylent lmao
Pink Poodle Crafts (17 days ago)
I can see this being a good thing to have on hand for people who could get stuck somewhere, like hikers, people who sail or go on long boat trips, astronauts, etc. In other words... for emergencies only. Id rather eat the rat than that pasty, clumpy crap.
Bling Bishop (18 days ago)
For the love of everything that is holy, do not feed your sons with soy
j.sandusky (17 days ago)
Why not? There is nothing wrong with soy.
markus sandell (18 days ago)
Only thing healthy in that shit was the fishoil other things just unhealthy.
PucK3001 (19 days ago)
For the last 4 years, 80% of my food has been Soylent. By now, this video isn't impressive anymore. Sometimes it's used in a fruit smoothie, sometimes I use alternatives to water for mixing it, like chocolate almond milk. But usually I just add those Mio flavors to it. Before my doctor was prescribing supplements based on my blood tests, but now all my tests have been great. Even if you just had 1 of the premade bottles a few times a week, you'd be helping to round out your diet if you're missing something in it.
Kyle ] (19 days ago)
Bruh they are FOUR FUCKING dollars a bottle. The only way they’re sustainable is if you’re r i c h
sevens (20 days ago)
you still ate you dumbshit, so i guess you dont count yogurt as eating food either.
Tyler Knox (20 days ago)
ManWithNoPlan (20 days ago)
It's people, Soylent green is made out of people.
TheWishingPanda (20 days ago)
Cough cough Flint Michigan
Erwin Schrodinger (20 days ago)
So, I like the concept of cheap, and accessible food for the masses. I think that the guys intentions are clearly great. BUT $65 a week is not priced well for what he is selling. I know it's probably a product of the company being young and not having a great distribution network and all that but still, I can eat fairly healthy normal food for less then what his frankenshakes cost. Also I feel like you should probably have more sanitary conditions for where you produce and package this stuff before you ever even put it on the market. Otherwise I'm not really opposed to this as a concept. It's not for me, but I can recognize it's due largley to the fact that I'm privileged enough to have access to food without much issue. I'm sure if I was starving, I would rather have something like this then go without food all together.
Casey DuBay (20 days ago)
Dude with eating disorder starts company and sells way overpriced fish powder Saved you 20 minutes
Savage 44 (20 days ago)
I think it’s good to have if food isn’t ready and u really hungry or too tired for like emergency reasons or like prepping food
Intello (21 days ago)
NWO diet, anyone?
DEAN CHANDLER (21 days ago)
$65 a week is not a cheap replacement for food
DEAN CHANDLER (21 days ago)
How could this go to places where people are scarse in resources
kurt caywood (21 days ago)
there is about 1,001 things this guy doesn't understand about the human body and why this wouldn't work permanently like why eating seasonally is important and that eating the same thing all the time can create autoimmune disorders.
The Goblin Movie (21 days ago)
Lost me at the rat. Video off.
travis pelser (21 days ago)
Luminous (22 days ago)
Soylent can be yours for the low price of two testicles.
Infinite Prosperity (22 days ago)
I bet his colon is nice and empty
HAPPYNIGHTMARES201 (22 days ago)
Fuckin piece of shit product by a piece of shit person.
master Chu (22 days ago)
Fast food same shit
master Chu (22 days ago)
Thats the same shit they put in all processed foods especially prison and school food
master Chu (22 days ago)
This is what will bring jesus back lol its soo wrong and disgusting but because it shows results and looks harmless its gonna take off
master Chu (22 days ago)
Soylent is powdered human you sick fuck
Ed Rooney (22 days ago)
Lol this guy
Hasebe (22 days ago)
Hmm being that this vid is 6 years old im guessing this went no where
Jennifer Smith (22 days ago)
Its sold in wal mart now and in a lot of other stores. It definently went some where. Lol.
Louis Laszlo (23 days ago)
This sounds like something you might feed to prisoners for misbehaving. Much like Nutraloaf, just in liquid form.
Ndidi Ikegwu (23 days ago)
Isn't this in that book..when they found out they were eating ppl
Rustley (23 days ago)
Soy boy soy boy soy boy
Blake Bailey (24 days ago)
That gulp was painful
Emily Dickerson (24 days ago)
This man eating a bite out of a tomato like it was an apple is all I needed to know how weird he is
Dave Kohler (24 days ago)
Soylent will kill you.
TheCraftinFluffy (24 days ago)
soy boy cuck
SCP 079 (24 days ago)
Amateur Professional (25 days ago)
A literal Soyboy! 😂 This could've been the Onion's new video for all I know.
Vidyasagarbb (25 days ago)
This is a sure shot shortcut to destruction and emerging from the stupidity thats on continuous raise!! If one tries this for couple of years, one can be sure of loosing Teeth, Jaws, Intestines, whole lot of other hormones and finally saliva. There you go, thats the beginning of a disaster - as you can expect from any utterly stupid idea like this one! Oh ya, I forgot to mention that You can be 80% prone to Cancer given that body without much saliva getting into body will ensure acidic body inventing new diseases like that of cancer!! Crazily stupid.
Ngato (25 days ago)
The recipe for weak jawlines.
AmarisSuh (25 days ago)
That man is really scary.
Edwin Walker (26 days ago)
The subtitle at 9:35 is probably definitely not right.
AngryDoggoYT (26 days ago)
Do I still need to shit when drinking that?
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Henstar (26 days ago)
Why am I not surprised that this crap was crowdfunded?

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