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23i wrote

Why would we bring livestock? We can grow proteins in a lab.

Given the fact that the way livestock is raised, diet, etc, can affect the taste of the meat, and replicating that with lab-grown meat might be rather laborious, perhaps taste? perhaps by-products like wool? perhaps to preserve the ecosystem to some extent? religious response to the existence of lab-grown meat? setting up large scale protein-growing labs being impractical on planets? considering the pie-in-the-sky nature of this entire scenario, there's so many hypothetical reasons you can dream up.

And we won't even need to consume food once we've evolved further.

how do you know that? and what about eating for pleasure?

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None of your arguments for keeping food animals around are logical. We can already make it taste better than the real thing using simple flavoring.

Transhumanists wish to transcend their natural state and limitations through the use of technology. We wish to do away with the parts of us that are inefficient - requiring food to survive is a big limitation that will easily be overcome with science. As will our limited lifespans.

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23i wrote

None of your arguments for keeping food animals around are logical.

humans aren't entirely rational beings?

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23i wrote

We can already make it taste better than the real thing using simple flavoring.

that is subjective, and there might be people who prefer real meat for the authenticity of it.

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What they prefer is unimportant when we're discussing the survival of humanity by colonizing space and upgrading ourselves to overcome our biological limitations (like needing to eat cow carcasses).

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_deleted____ wrote

We can already build artificial organs and limbs...

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_deleted____ wrote

Upload our brains to the cloud so they don't depend on a fragile mound of flesh to exist.

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Overcoming our physical limitations is evolution. We must leave the rock as well as our physical forms to take our rightful place on a higher plane of consciousness. We can still take physical form when we want to, inside artificial bodies.