New innovative way to choke on water
I wonder what happens if you freeze it. . .
@SsumGuy, explosions i hope
@SsumGuy, You get a slushee.
@SsumGuy, painful, epic, snowball fights
@SsumGuy, most effective snowball ever?
@SsumGuy, umm.. you would get Ice.
@SsumGuy, It freezes.
@SsumGuy, im no scientist, but i think this stuff called ice
@bootyquake, I am a scientist and I think this stuff called ice, too.
I heard about this on Awesome Hardware. Seems cool but imagine it popping in your backpack
I like it, but it just seems impractical. Water bottles do this things job better :/
@Dexios S Divine, Water bottles do not degrade and end up in landfills, the idea of these is to eliminate waste from water bottles
@Not Dr Phil, I'm aware,but lets be realistic here. Why would you want to carry around a couple of these balls or one big one compared to having the same amount in a water bottle? Its a good idea, but its not practical yet, its gimmicky
@Dexios S Divine, Oh I totally agree with you, just playing devil's advocate. Or people can just drink tap water like I do, cuz at the end of the day it's still water. Can use a brita filter if your tap water is really gross
@Dexios S Divine, i think boxed water is a good idea. Comes in those cardboard cartons like milk. Thats probably much more biodegradable than plastic
Those things are only good for one drink though. In order to survive the whole day you'd have to carry a bunch of bubbles around with you.
So how would this work with alcohol? Cause i feel like people need to drink more
But GMOs are bad?
@Eat me, "The process combines drinking water withsodium alginate, which comes from brown seaweed. After those two are combined, spoonfuls are put into a bath of calcium lactate, which is a salt that can be found in many items like baking powder, antacids, and cheese. Inside the bath, a gelatinous membrane begins to form, though the water stays liquid in the middle. The result is a refreshing drink of water that doesn’t require a separate vessel like a bottle or a cup.". Doesn't sound genetically modified to me. And even if it was GMO... not ALL GMO's are harmful.
@Shadow Storm, also, GMO is a VERY VERY broad term... Technically speaking, selective breeding is technically creating GMOs even though there could be 0 chemicals and science really involved. GMOs can be VERY VERY good, however they can be harmful as well depending on how they are modified.
@Eat me, technically cats and dogs are GMOs too
@Eat me, literally everything you consume is technically a GMO. Before we acted tampered with DNA we were selectively breeding our plants and animals. Say, for example, a cow we were raising grew up to be stronger and beefier (get it?) than the other cows. This would occur because of a mutation inside of the cows DNA which we found desirable. Therefore, we want this cow to reproduce as much as possible so that "mutation" will pass on to its children. Basically, GMOs are a good thing! We get more bang for the buck!
@LoZ Fanatic, lol, didn't realize you had already mentioned selective breeding
@LeRon James, lol it's fine... I was too lazy to provide examples so that helps too I guess. I considered putting in like oranges and seedless watermelons, but didn't want to make it too long of a comment... I'm amazed at the fact how people go for "organic" foods when technically speaking they are still GMO... They really need to classify GMO more specifically.
@Shadow Storm, Doesn't it still have that membrane you have to dispose of?
@Eat me, Water isn't an organism, nor does it have genes. Therefore it cannot be modified. Water is an inanimate molecule.
@the fork, Are you assuming water's gene'der? Totally not what I was trying to say. Not trying to imply that water is an organism. Rather, while admittedly ineffectively, I was trying to imply that there is a group of people who are excited by the edible water bubble who freak the he'll out over wheat with a gene or two that's been tweaked.
Here's a solid example of the two types of top comments
Yeah...Cool gimmick I guess but far worse than just a bottle of water.
@Shadow Storm, I could see how you could misinterpret the meaning of my comment but I wasn't saying that it was a GMO. Just a general statement about the worries people have about the sh#t they put in her mouth. More on point, what about the transportability of the item. I don't consume the water bottle so I'm not worried about what the water bottle is touching.I would be really concerned about what's touching outside of the water droplet. I would want a container for my containerless water.
I only thumbs down, cause this is a re-run
Yeah it's neat and everything except you can't just put it down on any surface like a normal water bottle.
@commander shephe , that annnd o_o imagine the bacteria from your fingers if your strolling the streets qq or someone else touching it before you and it goes straight in your mouth -germophob mode activates-