According to top scientist professor David Nutt, the man-made liquor has the same intoxicating effect as the real deal, but none of the harm to our health.
Yup, not only is alcosynth way kinder to our liver and brain cells, it’s totally hangover free.
“In another 10 or 20 years, Western societies won’t drink alcohol except on rare occasions,” Nutt told the International Business Times UK.
“Alcosynth will become the preferred drink, in the same way that I can see – almost within a decade now in the Western world – tobacco and cigarettes will disappear as they’re replaced by electronic cigarettes.”
Alcarelle, the company behind the venture, is hoping to raise $12 million in investment to officially bring the product to the market. And if given the go-ahead, Nutt believes the product has the capacity to completely “change culture.”
“If there’s less intoxication, then there will be less violence on the street and less unpleasantness in our city centres,” he explained.
“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could replace alcohol with something that led to almost no deaths? That would be one of the greatest public health developments in the history of the world.”