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Posted 11/27/17 , edited 11/27/17
I mean. The though just crossed my mind and I wanted to see what people thought about it.

What if food weren't even necessary from the beginning? what if water had all the nutrients and other stuff we needed to nourish our bodies, what changes would that have made?

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It's actually possible to only live off of water and sunlight. If we only drank water to survive we would evolve to a higher state since we will be less dense and higher frequency due to only having a water diet. It takes time for the body to adjust to a water and sunlight diet.
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Posted 11/27/17 , edited 11/27/17

sabrinapaulinor wrote:

I mean. The though just crossed my mind and I wanted to see what people thought about it.

What if food weren't even necessary from the beginning? what if water had all the nutrients and other stuff we needed to nourish our bodies, what changes would that have made?



I tend to go down a slippery slope when thinking about this subject, to be honest.
Without the dependency on food, we would have never come up with the concept of food delivery.
This may have slowed down progress around delivery-mechanisms (Uber/Lyft, for example).
Grocery stores would never have been a "thing".
This would have killed off a significant amount of jobs that we rely on to this day (fast food, groceries, agriculture, etc).

Then, would we have "evolved" faster or simply rely on the blessings of the water?
A fair amount of conveniences when it comes to modern day life stem from the enhancements in the food industry over the last 50-100 years.
It is rather interesting to think about, especially in areas that do not have clean water to consume as it is.
Posted 11/27/17 , edited 11/27/17
Honestly it's the only thing that keeps me from killing myself so I dont' really want a world without food.
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Do not want. Food is too good and if you took it away then I'd kill for some rice.
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Posted 11/27/17 , edited 11/27/17

Cydoemus wrote:


sabrinapaulinor wrote:

I mean. The though just crossed my mind and I wanted to see what people thought about it.

What if food weren't even necessary from the beginning? what if water had all the nutrients and other stuff we needed to nourish our bodies, what changes would that have made?



I tend to go down a slippery slope when thinking about this subject, to be honest.
Without the dependency on food, we would have never come up with the concept of food delivery.
This may have slowed down progress around delivery-mechanisms (Uber/Lyft, for example).
Grocery stores would never have been a "thing".
This would have killed off a significant amount of jobs that we rely on to this day (fast food, groceries, agriculture, etc).

Then, would we have "evolved" faster or simply rely on the blessings of the water?
A fair amount of conveniences when it comes to modern day life stem from the enhancements in the food industry over the last 50-100 years.
It is rather interesting to think about, especially in areas that do not have clean water to consume as it is.


I agree. I think that there would have been an overpopulation of animals as well. I think.
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Posted 11/27/17 , edited 11/27/17
I imagine that aged puerh would still be pricey af
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for those unaware the creator of Dragon Ball ran with the idea, and possibly more, where all was needed was water that there was no need for food. from his viewpoint the inhabitants did just fine. in theory, history/science has taught us that we came from the water (one theory at least) that we feed on the nutrients provided, so, if the nutrients were ample enough we probably could still. however, if we took said population, it'd take at least two or more generations to figure out that we need the water and not the food. but certainly at least one generation would have to be lost in order for us to return to what we've always known yet forgotten.
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If Earth water was the ideal form of sustenance for us (for most anything, period), the evolutionary track would be vastly, vastly different. Sole dependence upon water would require a rewrite of evolution that goes back to the barest foundations. A generous concept that I imagine is that of us being mindless microorganisms at the bottom of the food chain. Water alone isn't even enough for Amoeba, as they depend upon pseudopodia for nourishment. If we were to cut out the possibility of non-water food for anything...? Well, I firmly believe that there wouldn't be anything other than, well, water. We'd have to rely upon pure fantasy for any cool possibilities, near as I can tell, and someone else can illustrate those.
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Cardamom_Ginger wrote:

If Earth water was the ideal form of sustenance for us (for most anything, period), the evolutionary track would be vastly, vastly different. Sole dependence upon water would require a rewrite of evolution that goes back to the barest foundations. A generous concept that I imagine is that of us being mindless microorganisms at the bottom of the food chain. Water alone isn't even enough for Amoeba, as they depend upon pseudopodia for nourishment. If we were to cut out the possibility of non-water food for anything...? Well, I firmly believe that there wouldn't be anything other than, well, water. We'd have to rely upon pure fantasy for any cool possibilities, near as I can tell, and someone else can illustrate those.


Well, that would be a remarkably boring existence for us.
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Posted 11/29/17 , edited 11/29/17
A world without food is an unhappy one.

But I mean, you can basically live off a pill... I can't see how you couldn't do so with water given the right nutrients.

But that won't be good enough for me, I don't want to feel like a piece of paper.

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Sidonia is the series for you

https://myanimelist.net/anime/19775/Sidonia_no_Kishi

humans only need to eat once a week due to the photosynthesis ability. You only need to strip naked and just light bathing pretty much. Enough food for 1 day.





also, the equipment to filter your own urine into drinking water right on the spot!! drinking your own urine. it's the circle of life!!!

Check it out.




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Posted 11/29/17 , edited 11/29/17
So we would be Namekians.

We would also have evolved not to have teeth and nobody would be fat.
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Posted 11/29/17 , edited 11/30/17
There would be so much sea life.
Animal populations would be out of control
Plant life would be growing out of control
Pet food could be made out the best ingredients
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Posted 12/13/17 , edited 12/13/17

dulun18 wrote:

Sidonia is the series for you

https://myanimelist.net/anime/19775/Sidonia_no_Kishi

humans only need to eat once a week due to the photosynthesis ability. You only need to strip naked and just light bathing pretty much. Enough food for 1 day.





also, the equipment to filter your own urine into drinking water right on the spot!! drinking your own urine. it's the circle of life!!!

Check it out.






I like the idea of using photosynthesis to feed. I think we would be healthier that way but would the strength we get from calories be the same?
No drinking your own fluids! eww XD
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