Irrespective of the fact how far-fetched and virtually impossible it may sound, one day, we will be able to ‘Create Matter Out of Nothing’.
Actually, not ‘Nothing’. The most important law of Physics is that ‘Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be transformed from one form to another’.
Matter on the other hand, is created and destroyed every single day. At least, its one form is destroyed to create another and so on and so forth.
Not in the literal sense of the sentence, but in a way like, say, growing vegetables from seeds and then cooking them, and consuming the food which, the human body uses to nourish and excretes the waste.
And as for creating something out of nothing, let’s take an example of a 3D printer.
Though the creation of matter out of nothing would be a vast overhaul and upgrade on the concept of a 3D printer but it would still work on somewhat the same principle.
A 3D printer essentially works by extruding molten plastic through a tiny nozzle that it moves around precisely under computer control.
Based on the same working principle, there could be device completely capable of using any material instead of or in addition to plastic, to create products that one needs.
Say, silicon. There are mobile cover making machines that use silicon and work on the same principle as that of a 3D printer.
There are quite a few other examples which I plan to explain in more detail in the future.
In the same way, there could be machines that would be capable of creating any other thing, including food.
It may sound preposterous but theoretically, there is no way one can defy its possibility.
Every food product has a certain chemical structure. A structure composed of various elements found in nature. And given our understanding of almost every chemical composition, we know what elements are found in a particular product and in what quantities. All we have to do is build a machine and calibrate it to use the exact same chemical structure to create the food product with the same nutritional value.
It may not taste as it should. But one can certainly get very close.
It would also lessen the certain necessity of farming.
And before any of you try to go into the philosophical realm and start feeling the urge to explain to me the right and wrong, you must go through the statistics which show the rate of growth at which the World population is increasing.
Moreover, I don’t see the need as to why a certain group of people should go through all the hardships just so the rest of us can consume the food that is to our liking.