Cloud seeding in China (Ice Cream Cloud Project)

China is a vocal supporter of cloud seeding and weather modification. It sounds like a fantastic idea to empower governments with the ability to manipulate weather, don't ya think? What are the odds it would be used to reduce famine, as opposed to, say, imposing famine as a weapon of war?

And that's to say nothing of the unforeseeable side effects of weather manipulation.

The Ice Cream Cloud Project, currently on display at the National Museum of China, combines nanotechnology and ice cream to spark conversation about cloud seeding. Basically, the project's goal is to seed the air and make it rain ice cream. That'd be fine if it was vanilla or chocolate or even mint chocolate chip, but what happens when it rains Schweddy Balls?

Cute, but I still don't like the idea of governments controlling the weather.

The Cloud Project; National Museum of China; Beijing International Design Triennial.

The Cloud Project; National Museum of China; Beijing International Design Triennial.