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This Real Life 'Star Trek' Meal Replicator Makes Dinner in 30 Seconds

It can make anything from ramen to soufflés.


Trekkies rejoice: There's a new machine on the market that is described as a "real life version of Star Trek's ‘replicator.'" The replicator is a device that is used to "synthesize meals on demand" aboard the space ship. The real life version — dubbed The Genie — can prepare meals in 30 seconds or less and is controlled with an app.

The Genie apparently can make an "unlimited amount of meals" using pods filed with dehydrated ingredients. One of the inventors tells Reuters: "The dish can be anything, it can be a meal like chicken with rice, like couscous with vegetable or an amazing Ramen or even a chocolate soufflé or any other desert that you want." Plus, it's only as big as a coffee maker.