@replacemenwithalphas00 People barely understand food.
It turns out that there are countless tiny substances we don't know about that make real food better than synthesized protein. And all kinds of interactions and synergies when we eat real food. We don't always know why.
But when you eat the wild game fresh out of nature, and someone else eats the farm-raised soy-fed steroid-pumped cows, and someone else eats the laboratory-produced synthesized protein supplement, and keep this up for 10 years, you get three completely different results.
As far as we think science has come, we haven't even figured out why food works. In theory, with all the studying we've done on the human body and on what it needs and on the things we eat, we should be able to synthesize something better than nature. But instead, everything we make is much, much worse. Science has a long way to go.Read More
Strange solutions for strange problems.
Considering what's presently on the market with soy and GMOs linked to cancers; lab grown meats are just another substance to be leery of as an individual consumer.
In this era of over population there is more incentive to retard it's growth; than to promote it.
The more people there are alive the lower overall life quality for everyone, however, with sickness and death comes business. Big pharma & the Medical industry can attest.
@TheStoicCrane Livestock meat is massively unsustainable, as the chinese and indian new middle class drive consumption up.
- Water consumption of livestock per 1kg of meat is insane: 5000 - 20000 Liters.
- Feed (soy, maize, ...) growing regions are shrinking with the changing climate. Plus, we will need them to sustain the growing pop.
It will take a decade or so to normalize lab-grown meat but it will happen. A decade ago putting your kids in random people’s cars was unthinkable.
@replacemenwithalphas00 Yeah I don't do the Western tourist or expat scene anymore. I'm downright reclusive these days when in cheap and safe accommodation that is filled with tourists. I go out and don't hang out at the group therapy session tables anymore.
Nicaragua was great when I was 28-29. I was switching between a completely local scene in a city and a beach tourist scene in another town. In the early days I was still getting a whole lot out of interacting with Western Europeans, Americans from other parts of the country, Australians, etc. After going to Ukraine and thereabouts I became unable to tolerate groups Westerners any more.
Chinese tourists are the worst though. Its awful in a whole different way like having Zerglings clawing at you. They are hive-mind, tourist-bus using, pidgin-snapping robots so they go to the kinds of places that I'm already avoiding for other reasons. I've been slow dreading the unavoidable arrival of bus loads of them to remote locations that I love so much. It seems like just a matter of time say 10-20-30 years. They won't directly cause violence but its everything that I'm against.Read More
@destraht Hong Kong is great because it is China Ultra Lite. People are polite, public transport is stellar and everybody speaks english.
Living in China? Pollution, polluted food, shifting attitude towards westerners, shit healthcare - no thanks. It's getting worse. Funnily enough, many China vloggers are now emigrating to Vietnam, that seems the new thing.
I'm like 22 so I'm just fucking around. Later I can see that building leverage and a homebase becomes more important.
@replacemenwithalphas00 Yeah HK seems a bit off right now. I'm not down on young men getting out there to wherever for a year at a time though. Its just that not every place is worth sticking around for. I've been in odd places for a while and thought to myself "what the hell am I doing here?" when I realized that I didn't have any future or a few awesome things there. So just move on. A top tier woman is a strong pull for a while but in most places I haven't been able to build up a complete life.
California seemed bad and although other states sometimes seemed better they never drew me in because I felt that I wouldn't grow. A lot of cities/regions out there in the world just suck though. I reckon that it takes me seeing four new places to find one that is livable. I can get a bit strung out after being treated badly for a while until the sky clears. One place I'm shit and another I'm a demi-god for no foreseeable reason. As I get older I'm feeling that long term living in some wildly new places is diminishing returns on being able to build a sustainable life. So I'm probably not going to do more than weeks in different locations because I need that hit back in my home base from people who care about me.
After living this life style for a decade I've decided to settle into an odd frozen conflict zone because no matter what people say there is an easy place for me there an I can financially and socially build myself up without needing to sacrifice much. Since the property taxes are pretty much zero I can then continue my fucking around into nearby Africa, Western Asia and more of Europe without having to deal with a multi-culti degenerate cess pit, grindy commutes or Western PC freaks. There I have clean air, clean water, not overcrowded, great looking women (a bit psychologically damaged but manageable) and cheap nutrient rich food.
Well, that East Asian pussy and it sure sounds good right about now but considering how China is growing it doesn't seem great long term - being that I feel that China is the worst dog shit country ever. All of their shit will be put on the neighboring countries and especially the places where China feels that it has historical rights to. As one protestor put it "Trump don't trust China. China is asshole". Personally I'd rather be 15 miles from mortar fire targets in Ukraine than to deal with that bullshit over there. Just my feeling though.Read More