Do you feel wretched today?
Of course, you do. You’ve just spent the last three days getting completely blotto, forgetting that there’s still a week of work to go before you can throw on the elasticated waistband and chuck a straw in a bottle of Moet.
Boozing is what us Brits do best. And Christmas sup-ups are particularly special.
But it looks like that’s all coming to an end.
Because according to an Imperial College professor, within a generation, we’ll have ditched booze as we know it.
Professor David Nutt says we’ll still be getting plastered but we’ll be drinking a synthetic alternative that doesn’t have the harmful consequences that traditional alcohol has on our bodies.
It’s called alcosynth (yep, sounds like some bad 80s band) and Professor Nutt reckons it’ll replace alcohol way sooner than you think.
‘In another 10 or 20 years, Western societies won’t drink alcohol except on rare occasions,’ he tells the International Business Times UK.
Think of it a bit like e-cigarettes. More and more folk are choosing vaping over normal cigs – and he thinks that they’ll eventually replace them completely.
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‘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.’
Alcosynth is also supposed to be low-calorie and hangover-free and Prof Nutt is currently bidding for a big investment with his venture Alcarelle to bring it to the British market.
We’ve never needed anything more.