Observation, I think it's rather interesting that the hotels/beds get referred to as coffins. I'm not entirely certain if this is societal, which would be interesting, given the focus on body modification, or if it's just Case, in which case that goes along with his death wish and frustrations and self-loathing of his body.
When Case first meets Armitage, he is described as looking like "he [was] carved from a block of metal; inert, enormously heavy. A statue" (29). Armitage ends up being a rather hollow construct of Wintermute's not truly a person, and without any real personality. Foreshadowing? Or a commentary on the gradation of life and its connection/need for the flesh?
The whores are called puppets, and serve as pure body without mind, like giant slabs of living meat, extend the metaphor as far as you like. When Riviera does his projection show, the last thing he "creates" is Molly's face. Molly is treated publicly in this instance as meat. Molly has just eaten "real" meat, from a full animal, not one grown as parts in a vat. We soon found out that Molly was once a puppet, and one that was highly degraded. This discovery comes while she is seeking solitude and privacy in a puppet cubicle.
As frustrated as Case claims to be of the needs of the flesh, he's still quite groovy with the pleasures of the flesh.
I don't really have a direction for all this, but the thoughts kept bouncing around my head--pleasure seems key to the concept of meat.
ALSO! Cold! the T-A's exist in cold suspention. The cold drives Ashpool mad to the point of suicide, which he meditates on on page 184. Case is cold when he's held captive by Neuromancer. Ice is all the frack over cyberspace, and acts as a barrier. Cold is isolating, but in interesting ways and somewhat non-traditional ways. There are lots of other instances of cold, but, alas, I am lacking in a searchable version of the text, and don't really want to pay for the book a second time.
People who have control over Case are also always crushing gnats, whereas Case has to deal with the more dangerous wasps, and return of the hive mind. But, again, sad lack of searchable text. One gets spoiled, reading books no longer under copyright protection...
Also, an amusing yet thought provoking short story on meat I got from mw that I kept think of whenever the term was used in "Neuromancer." http://www.terrybisson.com/meat.html