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Do you think men will ever be able to have babies?


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I agree with ufo this topic is moronic. Somebody watched too many Schwarzenegger movies. 



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I agree with ufo this topic is moronic. Somebody watched too many Schwarzenegger movies. 

Tell this to a m-to-f transgender person.


Edited by Futurist, 28 July 2013 - 10:04 AM.


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I agree with ufo this topic is moronic. Somebody watched too many Schwarzenegger movies. 

Tell this to a m-to-f transgender person.

 

 

You are either male or female you can't be both. Males simply don't have the organs to carry a baby... jesus this is like i'm trying to explain the birds and the bee's to a little child... This topic is moronic and I'm out. I won't look in this topic nor will I answer, it's a waste of my time



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Men won't have babies. plan and simple. Science is not moving in this direction.



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Will men be able to have babies in the near future (2050-2075)? Almost certainly yes.

 

Should men be able to have babies? That's up to them.

 

Personally as a male, the idea repulses me (I would never do it), but it's their body so why not?

 

But Italian is right. The vaaaast majority of males wouldn't even consider it.


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^^i agree. no man would like to be inconvenienced in that manner, plus the humilitiation of carrying that fetus for 9 months in public. however, if you are asking if a transgendered male could carry a baby. i guess it is possible somewhere in the future, where they can replace your testis into a fallopian tube. hahahaah 


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Do you think that it will ever be possible for men to have babies (including having them grow inside of them), for instance, through a uterus transplant and whatever other changes that are necessary in a man's body for this to occur? If so, when? For the record, this is a legitimate futuristic question, it is not sexual in any way, and I also tried my best to phrase it in the most politically correct way that I could think of this time around.

 

Artificial wombs should exist by the end of this century, allowing men to create children without women (and vice versa). 

 

Radical genetic engineering could turn humans into hermaphrodites. Though the prospect of such a thing is repugnant to us, it would carry some advantages. If no sex partners were available, you could self-fertilize, which would make the species as a whole more resilient against extinction. 

 

In the distant future, I predict our biological descendants will have cybernetic implants that will let them consciously control their own gene expression. You would think to yourself "I want to have my own child," and the cybernetics in your brain would understand your thought and translate it into releases of hormones and other chemicals into your bloodstream, which in turn would alter your physiology and anatomy in ways that prepared you for pregnancy. 

 

After all, it's most adaptive for an organism to be as malleable as possible to suit the broadest range of environments and circumstances. Being able to take on the attributes of either sex, or to change your own form or mind (even if gradually) would be better than existing in a fixed state like we do now. 



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Do you think that it will ever be possible for men to have babies (including having them grow inside of them), for instance, through a uterus transplant and whatever other changes that are necessary in a man's body for this to occur? If so, when? For the record, this is a legitimate futuristic question, it is not sexual in any way, and I also tried my best to phrase it in the most politically correct way that I could think of this time around.

 

Artificial wombs should exist by the end of this century, allowing men to create children without women (and vice versa). 

 

Radical genetic engineering could turn humans into hermaphrodites. Though the prospect of such a thing is repugnant to us, it would carry some advantages. If no sex partners were available, you could self-fertilize, which would make the species as a whole more resilient against extinction

 

 

 

 

This is key. I've long been of the view that ectogenesis is more critical than space exploration when it comes to safeguarding humanity. One person needs to be able to give rise to thousands or else we will continue on in our perpetual state of fragility.  Genetic diversity could be genegineered and stimulated as desired or as necessary.  The bottlenecks that we've faced historically due to our sexual limitations would be erased. 

 

Should humans become temporarily extinct, it would be possible for synthetic intelligences to use genetic samples and synthetic wombs to restart the human race.

 

Another avenue is, as you've alluded to but confused with the term 'hermaphroditism', conversion into a parthenogenetic organism. Being an asexual - in the reproductive sense, not the sexually orientated sense - would have quite a bit of utility, especially for a person in a space with little technology and therefore unable to maintain or create the artificial wombs.



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Thanks, I didn't know about "parthenogenesis." 






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