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

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 03:23:02 BST 2021


Okay, there'll come a time when we can vat-grow meat.

Why do so?

On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 9:20 PM Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net>
wrote:

> 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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