Re: BIOTECH: artificial wombs in six years?

Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 14:52:19 MST

In a message dated 1/24/02 1:44:28 PM, writes:

>true true.... although the only really not good application i can think
>of for an artificial
>womb is some madman trying to breed an army, which has already been
>as fairly ludicrous.

No! The application is sparing women the difficulties of pregnancy, which
be huge - temporarily, nausea, weight gain, buying a new wardrobe, exclusion
from many sports, and childbirth itself: permanently, incontinence and pelvic
restructuring. One (non-extropian) friend of mine wished humans had evolved
from dinos or birds so she could have just laid one small egg and been done
it. Both my mother and sister-in-law hated it and my sister-in-law, although
she would like more children, is not sure she can put herself through that

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