Molecular food is already finished and the related restaurants have closed. We have moved on to "superfoods."
Well, I would argue that it is a technology slightly more recent than the advent of cell phones or even frozen packaged meals. And I know of lots of places that are still playing with the concept and haven't closed. But then again, I don't live in the "hot spots".
I have benefited greatly from advancements in medical technology such as Telemedicine and in the 5 years of speech therapy, they were happy to try new technology on me.
While there are negatives to social mediums, cell phones and VCR's that I agree have changed how we live today, they were beneficial to me and kept me connected and motivated. But, I think I am trying to depend less on them and engage with friends more in person.
In regards to food, there certainly is more frozen or ready prepared foods to choose from, I do indulge in that but am trying to go back to cooking from recipes and I am enjoying that.
I don't understand all the talk of convenience foods in this thread, as they can hardly be considered "recent technology".
I beg to differ, Bixa. When you can buy tubs of mashed potatoes and pop them in the microwave and be eating them in five minutes without scrubbing, peeling (optional), cutting, boiling, draining, mashing and seasoning them, that's new technology and convenience. Nothing like this existed when I was a kid. Same with 90-second rice packets (instead of 45 minutes on the stove), and already cooked roast pork or beef in vacuum-packs ready for microwaving, frozen General Tso's Chicken ready for the fry pan, plus skillet sauces, crock pot sauces, jarred pasta sauces, frozen ravioli, seasoned frozen fish filets. Almost no food item needs making from scratch. How much of this "food" is good for us? It's certainly too high in sodium... And who knows what other chemicals? That's why the concern.