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

James M. BRYANT G4CLF james at jbryant.eu
Sun Sep 26 12:56:34 BST 2021


When I was a graduate apprentice in an avionics
company in the mid-1960s gyroscopes for navigation
occupied a 12cm (5") cube, weighed 500-1000 grams,
had a lifetime of a year or so, and cost ~£1000
each (£16,000/$22,000 2021 values).

Today there are several in every cellphone and they
are the size of a big pinhead, weigh a few milligrams,
cost under a dollar and do not wear out. There was a
mass market if they could be made small enough and
cheap enough, so they were.

I doubt that in the medium term affordable vat meat*
is a greater technical problem than precision
gyroscopes, and it will certainly be less of a drain
on agricultural resources to make it.

James

* Or newts 


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