Am I wrong to be confused by this? Does the fact that the decision of whether or not to cut stands of forest -- or how often to cut them -- is dependent on the market price of carbon scare anybody else?
I am still trying to wrap my mind around carbon credits, and every way I do it, they don't make sense...
Yes, it really is what it sounds like. In goes food, out comes poop.
I, of course, think this is fantastic. The creator of the machine (an art installation), is a bit self-deprecating:
"I wanted to make something that is absurdly unnecessary... I don't think this biologically correct machine belongs in a science museum. I don't have that ego. I'm not helping sick people. I'm practically useless in society."
That can't be true! There have to be SOME uses for this! After all, waste water treatment plants basically mimic natural decomposition. Making a machine that mimics human digestion has to have similar applications.