Children of the tubes: how delivery will take place in the near future?
• Children of the tubes: how delivery will take place in the near future?
Even after 30 years, women cease to bear children. This will make them for science and technology. According to the forecasts, which currently make professionals already close while ektogeneza technology will be applied universally, that is, the children will be grown in special artificial wombs.
The Immaculate Conception
It all started back in 2001 with the creation of a uterus from specially grown tissues. Further technology tried in mice by growing with the success of several embryos of rodents in such an artificial womb. Now, we expect only human trials.
Some activists are considering this technology useful, as it can reduce the number of stillbirths, because the fruit will be under constant and close supervision, and in case of failure will be readily available. But, according to others, it will override social roles, destroying the bond between the child and his mother.
Note that the artificial uterus system requires special supply of oxygen and essential nutrients, and in addition the amniotic fluid. The embryo will be connected to the new "machine-placenta", and sensors will monitor his vital signs, following the development. Perhaps this technology will be used for women who are unable to bear a child, that is, it will replace the surrogacy.
Renowned futurist Zoltan Istvan believes that the new technology will be described is ready for use after a maximum of 20 years, and will use it through 30. In his opinion, the technical base of science today is almost ready, but the legal and ethical issues suspend the start of its implementation.
Biologist Aarati Prasad also argues that such a method would be preferable to a natural birth - not because it is a better alternative to women, because it is the best alternative for them.
"Pregnancy is still present a risk even life-threatening, and the problem of infertility is increasing But such an alternative might seem very attractive to all of us." - said the scientist.