With the news that meat might be grown without animals comes a lot of philosophical and practical questions (about the nature of life, feeding the growing population, how our relationship with “livestock” animals might change… Perhaps, after a little thought, you could write your own list of concerns…). The future continues to arrive too soon for us to readily assimilate. However, 30 years ago, the television drama Sapphire & Steel looked at the sort of future that such technology might lead to. If you’re too stingy to buy the DVDs, you can, for the time being at least, spend a few hours watching it on YouTube. You won’t, of course, but, as they say, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t grow it in a petri dish (yet).