We wrote about Celebrity Cubes for the In Vitro Meat Cookbook assuming that culturing celebrity stem cells for cannibal cuisine was still a long ways off. Well, turns out that one startup is already trying to make artisanal Kayne Salami a reality.
Bitelabs claims to be "100 percent serious in prompting widespread discussion about bioethics, lab-grown meats, and celebrity culture... Making celebrity meat a reality from there will all depend on our ability to build a user-base."
We're still not sure if Bitelabs is just a committed hoax, but the technology to make human in vitro meat is certainly available.
Bitelabs' main issue is the prohibitive cost of lab-grown meat – remember how much Mark Post's burger cost? – and the fact that many celebrities might be less-than-enthusiastic about donating cells for the sake of good eating.