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What it is: Food Ink is a London concept restaurant that 3D prints nearly everything, from plateware and tableware to furniture and even food. A critical component of the restaurant's kitchen is byFlow, a device that extrudes pureed ingredients into three-dimensional molds, guided by a robotic arm. The founders say Food Ink is a "platform for a public conversation about how these emerging technologies are rapidly challenging and changing the way we eat, create, share and live."

Why it's important: Peter has previously written about how, in the near future, 3D printers will print personalized food and supplements. Food Ink transforms the fine dining experience by introducing 3D printing and robotics into its kitchen equipment and tweaking some of its food production processes. How else might you use exponential technologies to reinvent traditional social experiences?

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