What would you be willing to accept in the name of resource conservation? How committed to recycling are you?
Check this out. It’s an article describing how NASA researchers, in an effort to minimize the amount of water a manned rocket must carry, have developed a technique for reclaiming water from urine and feces.
While one researcher, Jeff Volenec, says he’d have no problem drinking the water, his boss has yet to overcome the psychological hurdle (at least as of this CBC Radio interview .
As sure as Tang and Teflon, this toilet is bound to become available to consumers.
Now, I know all the water I have consumed has passed through Og knows what biological processes. Given how pure this water is, I would like to believe I’d have no qualms in quaffing it.
But, I’m sure if offered a glass of myself, I would certainly hesitate - probably balk, maybe even detect a hint of the scent of, urk, you know…
Oh! Oh! What if the machine malfunctions?
Nope, my committment ends with the blue box program.