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

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Sun Sep 26 03:20:25 BST 2021


On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 08:10:28PM -0600, brazee wrote:
> > 
> > Thing is, you'd be willing to pay far more for a new organ than you
> > would for a steak.  And you'd need far less of them.  $1000/lb for a new
> > heart is a pretty good deal.  $1000/lb for chicken heart meat is a
> > terrible deal.
> 
> It’s very easy to force a time when vat grown meat is cheaper than animal grown meat.   Automation can make a big difference.    The big question is *when* we the break-even point will be.

It's very easy to imagine such a time.  Harder when you know more about
the details.

The article quotes a CEO who thinks it'll happen in a century but freely
admits it's "very uncertain" whether it'll happen in 30 years.

This sounds like the self-driving flying car of food.

-xx- Damien X-)


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