Clone Shortage Continues, No End in Sight
By Mira Ming Wei
Foundation City, Renaissance – The Cloning Services Commission reports today that the clone shortage is continuing into its 38th week, with a total of 202,406 people waiting for clones.
Speaking from the primary cloning facilities in Foundation, Cloning services Coordinator Mikai Heliokanen had this to say,
“We’re looking at a situation that is realistically going to take some time to resolve…We can support a cloning infrastructure of up to about 150 deaths per day. Now obviously on a lot of days there are less deaths then that, but on some days there are a lot more, and the long term trend has created more and more of a backlog.”
Does the Commission fear this will become a serious problem?
“Well, I think having a small backlog may be inevitable…the goal is to ensure that despite that, no one is kept waiting too long.”
What is the longest anyone has had to wait so far?
“Three months, fifteen days, from the day of death to the day of resurrection. And he had a memorycell, so he remembered his death.”
The Cloning Services Commission report out today also reported that 87% clone coverage has been achieved in-system. This is significant as the Commission also reports 100% voluntary clone coverage. The remaining 13% of the population have specifically opted out of cloning.
Lastly, the CSC report covered the installation of 15 new bioreactors for clone production in Foundation City. This new capacity is hoping to reduce the strain on the existing cloning infrastructure. The first of these new reactors is scheduled to come online early next year. I’m Mira Ming Wei, and you’re reading Transhumanity Today.