Having a child without having to be nine months pregnant. Dream or nightmare? EctoLife imagined how the children of the future could be conceived using technology and artificial intelligence in artificial capsules that meet all their needs. Parents just have to look at their smartphone…
The future of humanity according to Hashem Al-Ghaili will be without pregnancypregnancy thanks to EctoLife. Based in Berlin, he defines himself as a producer, director and scientific communicator. It therefore has a marketing approach of the future and not a scientific one. His personal website highlights its views, reach and followers on the social networkssocial networks rather than the list of his academic publications. And with EctoLife, a project he revealed preview at Science and Stuff, he succeeded. Make people talk about him and his project so far removed from our reality that it necessarily arouses strong emotions, whether positive or negative. Personally, watching the promotional video of EctoLife made me cold in the backback.
The EctoLife project. © EctoLife, YouTube
Overcome infertility and facilitate procreation
EctoLife has nothing concrete, but it intends to solve problems that are. Recently, researchers calculated that the number of spermsperm in the spermsperm decreased by 51.6% between 1972 and 2018 worldwide. This finding has prompted some scientists to speak of ” impending crisis » infertility. A problem that also concerns women who, in addition, suffer and stress during childbirth while being exposed to the occurrence of sometimes serious or fatal complications. Hashem Al-Ghaili believes that EctoLife can help humanity overcome these problems, since the number of sperm will not be a problem to procreate, it will only take one, and “childbirth” will be done by pressing a single button.
As for fertilization in vitroan EctoLife baby is born from the encounter, under a microscopemicroscopesperm andovumovum of his parents. But rather than growing in a placenta, it grows in an artificial environment, a pod, which contains everything needed for normal growth. A artificial intelligenceartificial intelligence control all this closely and a applicationapplication even allows parents to track their baby’s growth on their screen. smart phonesmart phone. A must for technology, the pods are equipped with loudspeakers to rock your baby, who is growing up away from you in a factory alongside thousands of others, with music or the sound of your voice. ” Our goal is to provide you with intelligent offspring that reflect the sagacity of your choices. “, narrates the voiceover of the video. virtual reality headsetvirtual reality headset and vest that mimics baby’s kicks, everything is done for parents to establish a connection with their child.
The perfect baby
The EctoLife baby must also be genetically perfect, without any genes that could make it sick. The video explains that the embryosembryos can be genetically edited by CRISPR-Cas9 before being transferred to the podpod. Genes known to cause illness can be excised from genomegenome and so ” repair all genetic diseasesgenetic diseases hereditary that run in your family; your child and his offspring will live a healthy and comfortable life, free of genetic disease “. That’s not all, a Elite Package allow parents to choose the colorcolor of the eyeseyesskin, hair but also the shape physicalphysicalsize and level of intelligence of the baby.
The goal here is not to have a child who looks like you, but a perfect child. Without being pregnant, without giving birth and without suffering but staying on your couch. A science fiction project that may never become reality, but the fact that some imagine the future of humanity in this way has us wondering, because artificial wombs already exist.
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