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

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 14:44:30 BST 2021


The real problem appears to be that meat cells require pharma-grade
precursors and technology to produce and the processes are vastly different
and more complex than making vaccines.

On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM James M. BRYANT G4CLF <james at jbryant.eu>
wrote:

> 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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