Thingish Things

Soylent Green Is…

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - May• 21•11

My brother Gerry many years ago quipped that population control types might be systematically voiding their greatest asset: the person or persons who come up with the solution to overpopulation in the world.

A story in the current issue of the New Yorker validates his point.  Scientists are now successfully engineering in vitro meat — that is protein-rich meat genetically engineered in a petri dish for human consumption.   It is a startling development that could dramatically alter the future.  As this technology is developed and made cheaper — technology always become cheaper — it could feed the world, theoretically regardless  of the size of the population.  This could turn out to be the biggest development of our time, even bigger than the IPad.

Needless to say, we should all be pleased that the parents of these scientists copulated and stuck firm to the results.  But no one could be more pleased today than my brother. Just like those scientists, Gerry is “wicked smaht.”

And oh, when given the choice some years hence, stick with the animal crackers. Soylent Green is people! (For those of you who want a trip down memory lane.)


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One Comment

  1. Pugsley says:

    Loved this movie…as a kid, friends and I used to debate for hours the possibilities …oh, and thanks for the spoiler alert Bill!

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