[LMB] OT: Language / vat protein

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Wed Aug 7 08:39:24 BST 2019

On Wed, Aug 07, 2019 at 07:01:03AM +0000, M. Haller Yamada wrote:
> Hmmm. My two cents: it makes a difference if the vat meat is
> cloned from original meat, or if it is built up (kind of like a 3-D
> printer) molecule by molecule from a blueprint of the 
> original meat. 
> I think it's going to be a blueprint, if only because meat

I don't think we're anywhere close to being able to make such a
blueprint. Culturing cells is the only option, though you can tweak
genes and add additives.

> the real thing . . . after all, on Beta it's going to be very, very
> difficult to get a cow and try and real beef, but getting a human?

A whole cow, yes. Probably lots of cow cells in culture.

> be even a whisper of cannibalism in the ad campaign. "Better eating
> through science! Try the Nu-Meat! Breakfast of champions!"

"Breakfast of champions" indeed.

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