Motherless Births: Our Next Ethical Quandary

Culture, Philosophy, and Humanity , Human Futures and AI , Medical and Health , Updates

An artificial womb may sound futuristic, and in Haldane’s time this may have supported a perception that realizing the technology would go together with controlling the birth rate and eugenics controlling which humans come to life, and thus which genetic traits get passed down to future populations. But today, we could do these things without ectogenesis.

Will human births be a thing of the past? Which industries will change when pregnancy no longer exists?

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Gerd Leonhard

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