[LMB] was: Language Now Vat Meat Ethics

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Mon Aug 19 19:51:28 BST 2019


On Thu, 15 Aug 2019, Ron Conescu 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

Bringing together two threads: real meat as a luxury was a plot point in 
Heinlein's _Stranger in a Strange Land_, written more than 50 years ago.

Alayne


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