Thursday, November 02, 2006

Kitty Cloners Shut Doors
Genetic Savings & Clone, a biotechnology company that sold cloned pets, sent letters to its customers last month informing them it will close at the end of the year because of little demand for cloned cats. The company had recently reduced the price from $50,000 to $32,000.
The letters said the Sausalito company was not accepting new orders for clones because it was "unable to develop the technology to the point that cloning pets is commercially viable."

I cant work out how I feel about this, on one hand I'm a huge believer in Ray Kurzweils "Singularity Event" and eventually we are all going to live forever but I'm probably on the cusp where we need to hurry up on this research if I'm going to have a body worth keeping forever BUT on the other hand people who know me would know that I'm a huge believer that death isn't that big a deal and we waste too much of societies money on sustaining life for way longer than we should.

Either way I'm still surprised they couldn't make a viable business model out of it at $50k a pop, leads me to believe that cloning may be a little more complicated than they could deliver.

Maybe I should go for a jog.


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