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Comments on Hungry? Print Yourself Some Bacon
If scientists can just about print organs, I can certainly print myself some bacon. (Read the complete story)

"Seems to me that this is the begining of a Star Trek Food Replicator."
( 2/3/2006 6:44:04 AM)
"where is the story?
(Sorry about that - I don't know what happened. Database glitch...) "
(turkeymonkey 2/3/2006 3:40:59 PM)
"Zindell's book series "Requiem for Homo Sapiens" also mentions a kind of "pseudoflesh" - sheets of meat grown in vast vats, without the need to slaughter individual animals. One might wonder how "manufactured" meats would be accepted by vegatarians. If, for instance, all future steaks were created by cloning a single muscle cell from a cow, then do the moral arguments against eating meat become irrelevant?"
(grehl 2/4/2006 8:25:06 PM)
"can it fax corned beef?"
( 2/4/2006 9:03:13 PM)
"make a great CBC counter"
( 2/4/2006 9:24:04 PM)
"now we know why the 5th little piggy cried hehehee all the way home!"
(Oinkster 2/4/2006 9:40:30 PM)
"As a previously semi permanent resident of SC I find it humorous and ironic that bacon was chosen to print!!"
(tachjaal 2/4/2006 11:30:52 PM)
"My beautiful, wonderful, ageless mother, (she looked about 75, but was really 93, with very few wrinkles, and always a smile on her face, always realistically positive...and was as at home in the stock market as she was in the supermarket...a true "domestic goddess"-type if there ever was one!)...sadly died this past June from a massive infection, that ate into all her organs and destroyed them. If this thing about creating organs from inkjet printers can really work out, no one will ever have to die that way again....and artificial organs can be given to those who need them -- including those now in cryonics who need them! I hope this thing can work!!!!! "
( 2/5/2006 12:53:11 AM)
"when the cartriages are low, does the printer program tell you you are low on bacon?...:)"
(Andy 2/5/2006 1:24:49 AM)
"I have always pointed the direction for the microwave own- It will make the food from ax to bread! Another hard reflection: "Now they donīt need to kill cats and dogs" you know what mad contry i speak about. "
(Marcel  2/5/2006 2:59:06 AM)
"This is retarded! It can't be done! "
(Jennifer 2/4/2006 11:32:34 PM)
"Perhaps someday a complete person could be made this way, a sort of nanoclone in which a persons memory could be implanted. A nearly instant clone. Perhaps this machine could be transported to a distant planet and people produced there from DNA plans; a quick method of space travel but only for copies as the original could stay home."
( 2/5/2006 1:45:48 PM)
"this idea is also very similar to startreks food synthisizers."
( 2/7/2006 4:40:34 PM)
"ok thats one down now all we need are the transporters, warp drive, phasors etc."
(buckethead 2/7/2006 4:44:35 PM)
"I wonder what sort of implications this will have on the cosmetic surgery industry... Could you print a smoother face or larger brests and have them trans/implanted?"
( 2/9/2006 1:45:03 AM)
"I've been a vegetarian for over 10 years now, because I just don't think it's right to kill an animal and eat it, not when we have the resources to live on other alternatives. If this should become reality (as I don't think it will ;) ), I could see myself eating this kind of "manufactured" meat."
( 2/12/2006 5:47:45 PM)
"mate, this is seriously crazy... but it sounds sooo cool!"
(Daniel 3/11/2006 9:52:25 PM)
"If you know anything about organ printing you would know why you can't print out bacon. In all due respect your logic is screwed... I mean just because my mom could have a baby (which is very complex) doesn't mean she could give birth to a slice of bacon. My suggestion:learn a little about the topic before you make the topic look stupid... because the topic doesn't you do. "
(A girl 9/6/2006 3:38:25 PM)
"I have to say that your logic doesn't quite make sense to me... The basic idea is that it appears to be possible to lay down strata of living cells; bacon has a simple, flat structure..."
(Bill Christensen 9/6/2006 8:05:07 PM)
"i would print weed and b*****s and never leave my house again!"
(pip 11/3/2006 11:12:35 AM)
"Yum, my bacon tastes like paper! MY FAVORITE!"
(Kit 11/3/2006 4:36:17 PM)
"BACON!!!!!!!!!!!!.............yummy yummy..."
(katie rivera 11/4/2006 8:59:45 AM)
"ok this isnt real now , seriously. is it ? "
(lala 11/4/2006 10:31:04 AM)
"The technology to 'print' flat, 2D strips of animal cells is a real technology. It's just a matter of time before this technology is used to 'print' edible meat. This technology is currently being researched as a way of 'printing' organs for transplantation as well."
(Bill Christensen 11/4/2006 12:38:12 PM)
""This is retarded! It can't be done! " (Jennifer 2/4/2006 11:32:34 PM)" Actually much more complex things have been printed and grown, double and tripple walled capillaries just like the ones we have inside tissue that are living and functional- expect this technology to advance quickly over the next decade."
(Egadsno 5/2/2010 11:01:37 PM)

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