[LMB] Sorry, Cordelia! Here, have a real steak.

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 25 21:17:55 BST 2021


Robert Woodward <Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net> wrote:
> Clarke's First Law comes to mind (though Asimov did have a contrasting
> comment). I suspect that decent vat meat won't appear until they have
> mastered the process of growing new organs at will (e.g., Aral's new
> heart in _Mirror Dance_).

You may be correct in that, but growing/cloning organs _in vitro_ is
going to be an increasing priority as our population ages.  A lot of
people want new hearts, kidneys, pancreases, etc.  We could use some
tooth buds here.

Joel


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