[LMB] was: Language Now Vat Meat Ethics

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 16:45:26 BST 2019


On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM Ron Conescu <ronconescu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Gwynne: [...] And a long way down the track, vat meat will be the cheap
> stuff, while real-animal
> meat will be incredibly expensive, really high-status.
>
> 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 Nice! In all the years I’ve read about vat meat, I don’t
> think I’ve seen a science-fiction author address that aspect of it:
> high-quality vat meat, garbagey discount vat meat, richly delicious vat
> meat from exclusive brands, and so on. I think you’ve hit upon a category
> of new markets.
>
> Ron
>
>
Not exactly SF, but Nora Roberts / JD Robb writes "In Death" mysteries set
in ~2060.  There are soy dogs, which taste awful, and soy coffee, which is
awful, but the real deal is so expensive that people save up for special
occasions.

Sylvia


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