I don't really see anything "wrong" with cloned meat. It's still natural meat. Like another poster said, it is an upgrade from selective breeding.
The next level up from that is growing meat. After that, it's just.. making the meat appear
Hmm.. after that, there is no meat, damn... we are all
going to be using bio-batteries in the couple of hundred years! We are pretty much destined to become cyborgs.
Cloning would aim to produce cattle/animals that respond the best to genetic stimulation/hormone treatment who also require the least amount of
(artificial) feed due to their ability to utilize more of the nutrients, but with control being on the genetic level instead of the mainly
That phase will probably be skipped over though, before it is perfected. Growing meat will probably be more or less economically viable before we make
magic cow-feed pellets and animals that don't have to #.
It's the same as skipping the creation of an artificial lifeform of a "plant" which grows raw meat inside of a protective shell... for skipping the
lab. We'd just skip that and go for the replicator
Hell, if you wouldn't eat cloned meat, would you eat replicator meat?
Bio-batteries and holodecks are inevitable. I'd rather be like a cylon and be able to download my mind into a new body after I died anyway.
I suppose after that, we'll just be some type of interdimensional floating "brains" that can teleport and feed off of ZPE. This would be before we
fuse back together with the universe - completing the cycle of one primitive lifeform into many, and many back into one. Other alien races have
already done this. Some of us can even "see" it, for a very short time. We are all destined to fuse with the universe.
Yeah, it's pretty useless to shun new technology and our own mental/physical evolution. We aren't going to stay the same, so trying to grasp at the
present in order to deny the future is futile at best and ignorance at worst. We will become cyborgs soon, heck - some of us already are.
Quit being technophobes, let go of the past, and eat your cloned meat!