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      CommentAuthorgroundxero
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2009
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    I had no idea you had a column on Wired UK. (Being from the States I usually troll around the US Wired page). But I looked up and enjoyed quite a bit. Consider me a new reader.
    This is the problem with writing fiction in the early 21st century: the real world outdoes you for madness every day.

    I really liked this from 'We're living in the last days of the Roman Empire' seeing as how this things I read about on a daily basis are often times far more fantastical than anything I've ever read in Science Fiction.

    And I'm saving up for "anti-carnivorous-robot security".
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
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    Sign me up for vat-grown caviar and sushi! The sturgeon will thank you for it and the Japanese can eat all the whale meat they like.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2009
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    I remember you mentioning the horrible peope eating machine warren...some of us listen ;p
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    I would eat schmeat. Can I grow it in my own house? Or do I have to buy it like a can of Spam on the shelf?

    Provided schmeat tastes alright, and is cost-effective, I would switch over to it completely.

    I don't know why it's called schmeat. It just is.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009
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    I was thinking about this.

    I think what we need is a bioreactor where you toss in household scraps and water. Algae grows by feeding off the scraps and is eaten by brine shrimp (sea monkeys) or other larval species than can be stored at room temperature for long perods. Then a skimmer harvests the larvae and turns them into high protein food.