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One solution to the corn shortage (and perhaps a more productive use of capital than an...

One solution to the corn shortage (and perhaps a more productive use of capital than an investment in Facebook): 3D steaks. Peter Thiel's Breakout Labs has made an investment in Modern Meadow which aims to bypass livestock by combining regenerative medicine with 3D printing to create edible meat.
Comments (15)
  • sounds awfully.....awful.
    24 Aug 2012, 03:41 PM Reply Like
  • I agree with @wigit5. I like my beef tortured
    24 Aug 2012, 04:02 PM Reply Like
  • if by tortured you mean real then yes...

     

    I don't however agree with the torture of animals regardless of what the situation is. Quick/painless then medium rare please, sweet potato fries and green beans.
    24 Aug 2012, 04:05 PM Reply Like
  • ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ right there with you buddy
    24 Aug 2012, 03:42 PM Reply Like
  • Turkey bacon is about as low as I'll go lol.
    24 Aug 2012, 03:47 PM Reply Like
  • Say what?
    24 Aug 2012, 03:47 PM Reply Like
  • "Computer! Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Just the way Captain Picard likes it. Oh yeah!
    24 Aug 2012, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • A literal LOL moment.
    24 Aug 2012, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    24 Aug 2012, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • "hey honey, print me a steak!"

     

    "ben, do it yourself. lord knows all you know how to do is print, anyway..."
    24 Aug 2012, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • This fits with Thiel's push for seasteading. He's going to need such capability to maintain sustenance in such an ecosystem. I'd also recommend he invest in using such technology to create defense weaponry, which he'll also need to ward off pirates.
    24 Aug 2012, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • People use to think what went into hotdogs was bad.
    24 Aug 2012, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • I guarantee you once this becomes viable you won't know the difference and companies won't tell you. Hell most fast food meat is barely beef anyway.
    24 Aug 2012, 04:26 PM Reply Like
  • They could sell devices cheaply, then make the profits by selling replacement meat-jet cartridges.
    24 Aug 2012, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • this is hands down the most ridiculous thread ive been involved in
    24 Aug 2012, 04:34 PM Reply Like
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