Re: BIOTECH: artificial wombs in six years?

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 08:13:02 MST

Look at the articles author. Rifkin has been king of the luddites since
the 70's, when he was a big left wing activist with Gerry Mander and the
rest of the Merry Pranksters. He then used an inheritance to start up
his own luddite group in DC to fight against biotechnology and genetic

animated silicon love doll wrote:
> 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
> things.
> 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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> cheshire morgan. i am not alone
> i am not afraid
> i am not unahppy
> these are the words i say to myself every day
> -vnv nation, fearless.

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