According to one billionaire, if women were not responsible for their own pregnancy it could reduce inequality in wealth.
Vitalik Buterin, cofounder of Ethereum and Sahil Lavingia founder Gumroad proposed synthetic wombs to solve gender inequalities
Many prominent tech entrepreneurs have discussed replacing natural birth with synthetic ones. This would be a way to eliminate human suffering. “burden”Allow women to be more productive during pregnancy.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla warned Tuesday that the society would be destroyed. “should be much more worried about population collapse,” Musk’s fellow tech leaders came up with one solution for declining birth rates.
“We should be investing in technology that makes having kids much faster/easier/cheaper/more accessible… Synthetic wombs, etc,” proposedSahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, a digital product trading platform.
Vitalik Buterin was the co-founder and CEO of Ethereum cryptocurrency. “burden of pregnancy”The synthetic wombs were replaced.
The disparities between economic success of men and women is much larger when marriage+children factor in. Synthetic wombs would remove the high burden of pregnancy, significantly reducing the inequality.https://t.co/Zpin8tTlR6
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) January 18, 2022
Buterin – who has an estimated net worth of $1.46 billion – claimed that outsourcing pregnancy to machines could mean “significantly reducing the inequality” of wealth between genders.
Though Lavingia and Buterin received some support on social media, the majority of reactions were overwhelmingly negative, with critics comparing the idea to the lab-grown humans from ‘The Matrix’.
It isn’t better for women to remove the woman and her womb from human babies. This is also not better for humanity. This is not hard to believe. https://t.co/wdvQRmNzPH
— Gigi Young (@mysticinthemoon) January 18, 2022
“This is so dystopian… why not create a system where anyone contributing to society earns enough to build a family, buy a house and live instead of constantly being priced out by inflation?” suggestedOnly one.
Are motherless babies from artificial wombs the future we’re heading for?
Journalist Amil Niazi tweeted, “The reason the majority of ppl [are] choosing not to have kids aren’t having them is not because they’re lacking quick and easy synthetic wombs it’s because it increasingly feels like you need to be a millionaire to have them.”
In 2019, scientists in the Netherlands claimed they were within 10 years of creating the world’s first artificial womb. This technology was created to preserve premature babies and not replace natural conception.
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