Ahumans [was Re: Cryonics and abortion- not happening!]

From: Robert Bradbury (bradbury@genebee.msu.su)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 04:00:45 MST

On Tue, 18 Jan 2000 Edd111@aol.com wrote:

> However, I am sure the 'pro-life' people would be excited about it so not
> only can they say they saved 'another life', but that they could have the
> abortee reminded everyday that, 'yes, there's the life you disallowed to
> enjoy life.' The fact that the embryo could be viable 10, 20, or 100 years
> down the line via nanotech will in no way mitigate the tremendous
> psychological trauma already a part of anyone considering and electing to
> have an abortion.

The way this is phrased got me to thinking --
  Why do we have such a "magical mystery cult" about a collection of cells?
  [I'm probably going to get eaten alive for that statement -- bygones...]

Now, it seems likely within the next 10-20 years, that we will have
artificial wombs. So the whole "growing babies"/motherhood concept
gets separated from the putting sperm and eggs together to make
a potential human being. When will we get to the point where
people view this like manufacturing a car? Will it have to take
my claiming in the prospectus for "Microbiobotics, Inc." that
one of the uses of the technologies will be in the de novo assembly
of DNA sets for synthetic humans???


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