Keep in mind if this was a hijacking, they may have been after something (or someone) that was on the plane, or just to steal the plane itself. Leading theory is they wanted the 20 Freescale Semiconductor engineers that were on board...
If you want to include some "lighter" fare, or comedy relief, I highly recommend "Machine of Death" (http://www.amazon.com/Machine-Death-Collection-Stories-People/dp/0982167121).
While it's not technology we have, it's a collection that looks at the wide-reaching implications of a single invention that warps basically everything.
Much of it is "funny," but some of the stories are also very serious and thought-provoking. Nearly all of them are object lessons in "unintended consequences," which is a valuable thing to consider when looking at advances in tech.
There's also a sequel called "This is How You Die"
There are petitions on there that have gotten over the 100k signatures, but have languished without a response for months. Almost none of the "successful" petitions get responded to within the 30-day "deadline."
A We The People petition is *not* fast.
The main way it's different than other meal replacements is that Soylent is formulated to be more "complete" nutrition. Existing replacements usually have far too much of some things (like sugar or chemical sugar substitutes), and not enough of others (fiber, etc). Stuff like Ensure and SlimFast were never meant to be used long term.
Another difference is that Soylent is "open source" to a degree. Since you know the basic formula, you can then go on to change it for your specific needs. It's also meant to be as "taste neutral" as possible, to allow you to choose your flavoring for it, which reduces getting sick of the same chocolate crap every day.
I'm looking forward to trying it. I think that a Soylent shake and a quick nap will recharge me for work in the afternoon better than spending my whole lunch break acquiring/preparing/eating lunch.
Do you eat anything but meat? I note your crock pot recipe has no starch, fiber, or plant nutrients of any kind.
If your whole diet is "eat meat lol," then... Well... I don't know what to tell you.
"Is Fibromyalgia caused by low Magnesium?"
No, it isn't. Magnesium supplements can sometimes help, because it's meant to help muscles.
They recently discovered that Fibromyalgia stems from problems with the body's ability to regulate its temperature: http://communities.washingtont...
All great ideas are controversial, or have been at one time.