Will We Be Born in 2050?

Being born and giving birth is full of pain, blood, and trauma. Many science fiction works, such as Brave New World, Matrix, The Island, or I am Mother imagine being brought to the world without actually being born in a mother’s womb. How far-fetched are these scenarios? Could the appearance of the artificial womb replace human mothers and natural birth in the future? How will we come into this world in 2050? Will we be born? The trauma of being born and giving birth The experience of being born and leaving the nurturing womb of our mother after more or less nine months is painful, bloody, and traumatic. Abrupt separation from a protective environment into the hostile world. One hundred percent biological, nothing pathetic. It’s a trauma for both mother and child from both the physical and the psychological perspective. Otto Rank, a well-known Austrian psychoanalyst believed that being born is the first trauma that we go through as humans in this world – the very first one that determines future anxieties and neuroses. No wonder that the word “anxiety” comes from the Latin root word “angere”, which means to choke or strangle. And where do you have to go through an experience close to being choked or strangled the first time in your life? When you struggle with being born and go through the narrow birth canal. Nevertheless, giving birth isn’t without its own traumas either. As they bring another human being into this pla...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Science Fiction artificial artificial womb baby birth designer baby Health Healthcare Innovation mother sci-fi scifi society technology uterus Source Type: blogs

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