So maybe I’m a sucker. For weeks I’ve been seeing an ad on Facebook for freshly.com, a subscription meal service. The first few times I saw it, I thought “how freaking ridiculous, too lazy to cook a meal.” Then I gave it some thought. A couple of nights a week it’s tough to get something out there, a lot of time on those busy nights we do take out. And how healthy is that? Also, if you compare costs it is comparable. Visit the site, check it out.
The fascinating thing for me is that this is something only possible in the last few years. For Pete’s sake, ordering food for everyone in the family and having it delivered here to the hinterland fresh? Unthinkable in my childhood, unworkable but a few years ago. You never see the people you pay, the food shows up fresh and on time. Hell, you don’t have to leave the house at all.
There are some drawbacks that I can see. One is what to do with the packaging. I’m going to have to figure out some kind of recycling arrangement. But seriously, that’s about it. The prices are comparable, the food is safely prepared and healthy. Really, amazing stuff.
I was talking this over with an old friend today, our conversation ranged from Neuralink to Starship and all the stuff in between. We looked over the events of the past ten years, and wow has a lot happened.
For example, there is the realistic prospect of true Mars colonization by the time I die; the prospect for interstellar travel is out there as well. And speaking of death, there is the chance that we can be digitized. Whether that technology shows up in time for yours truly, I don’t know. Guess I’ll have to take my chances like my ancestors for the time being. By the second our cell phones and computers grow more powerful, our transportation more eco-friendly, safer and autonomous.
This is crazy stuff. Science fiction come to life, and we are living in an unbelievably exciting time.
It’s the Jetsons. Really.
If you want to be excited, there is no shortage of good, crazy news.
If you want to be frightened, that news is out there too.
Sometimes it’s the same.
3 thoughts on “Crazier by the day”
I was a critic of these ready meals etc. until my daughter started dating a guy who worked at a place that delivered them and we got some of the ones that were lost in transit. Fully converted. They’re tasty, easy and nutritious. I get the feeling kitchens will be an add on to houses in the future rather than a standard.
…assuming our logistics chains remain intact. I dunno, it somewhat frightens me, the thought of cooking becoming a vestigial skill. But it’s possible.
The rise of Uber Eats and all the delivery options are a precursor to losing cooking as anything but a TV show in some places in the world. Very sad indeed.