This is the question for me that I get asked most frequently. In my research, I have found that this is the biggest obstacle, because the two are not one and the same. Food science and technology are not the same.
Food science is the study of food and its production, from the food sources to the food that we consume. Whereas food technology, like the software that is used to make food, is about the technology used to create food, from the food sources to the food that we consume.
Food technology and food science are two separate things. So when I say food technology I’m really referring to food science and when I say food science I’m really referring to food technology.
In the new trailer for Deathloop, Colt Vahn, the party-loving protagonist, wakes up on the beach with no memory of why he’s on the party island, Blackreef. That’s okay though because someone has left him vague messages in the sky about what to do. Our goal in Deathloop is to take out eight Visionaries, intelligent party-lovers who’ve locked an island into one repeating day so they can piss about for eternity.
In the new trailer, the Visionaries are seen going through a portal into the future where they will meet Colt Vahn, the protagonist of the game. And just like in the first Deathloop game, one of the Visionaries will be shot down and the party will continue.
The Visionaries are described as being in the future, but they aren’t necessarily going to be on Deathloop at the time. This isn’t like a real time loop. There is a possibility that they might be there at the moment, but that doesn’t mean they will.
The Visionaries are not just the party, they are the group that the party was in before the party. As such, they are very much present in the game. While the time loop game is about the party being on Deathloop, the Visionaries arent.
There is a difference in the way the game plays out, but that doesnt mean the Visionaries have to take place in the game. One of the interesting things about the upcoming Deathloop storyline is that the Visionaries are actually in a loop that the party controls. It’s not just them having a conversation with the party. It’s not just a chat between the party and the Visionaries. There are three different times that the party has control over the Visionaries.
In Deathloop, the Visionaries are a part of the party, but it wouldn’t be too useful to them if they were actually part of the party. It would essentially make the party a game mechanic, which is very much not the point. The point is that they are a part of the party, but the party is not just another part of them.
To me, the difference between food science and food tech is really in the use of science. Food science is much like a lab: the science is there, the equipment is there, the methods are there, but there is also a lot of “free-for-all” experimenting happening.