Artificial wombs are a staple of science fiction, but could we really build one? As time passes, we’re inching closer and closer to the day when it will finally become possible to grow a baby entirely outside the human body. Here’s what we’ll need to do to pull it off.
Shulamith Firestone, author of the highly influential The Dialectic of Sex, has died at the age of 67. A major figure in the development of cyberfeminism, Firestone will be remembered for her promotion of artificial wombs and other reproductive technologies as a means for women to liberate themselves from biological…
What if you could incubate human fetuses outside your own body? In, say, a nice safe machine, or a facility somewhere? We've wondered about this before. Artificial wombs could help us reintroduce cloned extinct species into the wild, or perhaps even help couples with fertility problems.