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EctoLife Concept Video Artificial Womb For Baby Mass Production

Very nice production values make the EctoLife concept video of a baby factory - an artificial womb facility, that is - breathtakingly dystopian.

The concept is the brainchild of Berlin-based Hashem Al-Ghaili, a producer, filmmaker and science communicator and “molecular biologist by trade”.

The facility — which would run on renewable energy — plans to house 75 labs, each equipped with up to 400 growth pods or artificial wombs, reports UK’s Metro newspaper.

These pods are designed to provide the same environment that is present inside a mother’s womb.

Parents can keep a track of their baby’s growth and development through a screen on the pods that showcase real-time data, as per Metro.

This data can also be monitored via an app on the phone.

“The artificial-intelligence based system also monitors the physical features of your baby and reports any potential genetic abnormalities”, Al-Ghaili was quoted as saying by Mirror.co.uk.

During the time of delivery, the baby can be removed from the pod with the “push of a button”.

(Via FirstPost)

I have to say that science fiction fans would have been much more impressed with this prior to various movies, like Star Wars and The Matrix.


(The Matrix (1999))


(Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2007))

Fans of Aldous Huxley's 1932 classic Brave New World may recall the artificial wombs used to gestate the citizens of the state.

Even earlier, in A Biological Experiment, a short story by David H. Keller published in Amazing Stories in 1928, a method for producing thousands of human babies is described:

the human ovary could be kept alive and functioning under certain conditions in a glass vessel. Such an ovary was able to develop and expel a perfect ovum every twenty-eight days. By a process similar to that used with the eggs of the sea urchin, these ova could not only be kept alive but could be developed into fully matured babies. At a certain point in their growth, they were taken out of the sterile glucose solution and respiration started with a pulmometer. As far as any tests were concerned, they were just like all the other babies.


(Glass Vessel Ovary from 'A Biological Experiment' by Dr. David Keller)

A great many of these synthetic babies were made and allowed to grow up under ideal conditions...
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