Before I tell you how you can taste salt in the future without using it, you must watch this video to see the most incredible trees. Their formations are not to be believed. Thank you Mother Nature.
Mother Nature had nothing to do with the fact that you will soon be able trick your mouth into believing you are tasting salt. Tokyo University has developed a utensil that uses electric current to make foods taste saltier.
This is major news for folks who are on salt restricted diets. The new Electro Fork makes your tongue taste salt by using electricity as seasoning.
Tokyo University is also working on ways to use electronic signals to enhance sourness and food texture. More info, read CNET.