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Partridge described the apparatus in operation as an awe-inspiring sight, but the authors acknowledge that the public may be wary of the technology.
I dont want this to be visualised as humans hanging on the walls in bags, said Flake. This is not how this device will work or look.
The human version will have the appearance of a fluid-filled incubator, with a dark cover and interior, and the baby would be monitored by cameras. Flake predicts that such a set-up, while unfamiliar, is likely to be less distressing for parents than the current situation in which fragile infants typically undergo a host of invasive procedures, including intubation, ventilation and surgery.
The authors also ruled out the prospect of an entire gestation taking place externally, as depicted in Aldous Huxleys Brave New World, where babies are routinely decanted into the world from artificial wombs.
The reality is that at the present time theres no technology on the horizon, said Flake. Theres nothing but the mother thats able to support that [initial] period of time.
Yes. At the present time...