BIOTECH: artificial wombs in six years?

From: animated silicon love doll (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 22:15:54 MST

the article makes comparisons to brave new world. personally, i would rather think of
artificial wombs as being closer related to brian stableford's future history, where they
save humanity after an engineered disease sterilises everyone on earth...
it's a good overview of the technology, even if it is a bit on the doom and gloom side of

Evolution's Pregnant Pause: Artificial Wombs

...But another biological bombshell is waiting in the wings, one that would forever change
our concept of human life: the possibility of an artificial womb so that, theoretically,
tomorrow's babies could be grown in laboratories. Yet the prospect of an artificial womb
raises troubling questions. One example: We know that the developing fetus responds to
the mother's heartbeat, emotions, moods and movements. What kind of child would we
produce from a liquid medium inside a plastic box? Do we risk producing beings who are
unable to emotionally connect and be fully human?

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