It was beyond important..
The title was “My Name is Metal” and talked about the very real future that is about to hit humanity like a freight train: Babies becoming less inclined to being born from a womb.. instead, futuristic ways of putting stem cells away for later, so women can choose when she has a child, is coming. Along with that, religious implications, societal upheaval, commonplace gay parents, and future shock..
Clyde Lewis opened his show with shock and awe:
Being in a lab or a building where we can grow children is at least two years away according to a report from Russia Today and the child-growing lab is being used in order to allow two men to have children.
Babies of same-sex couples are becoming a future prospect, as scientists have disclosed revolutionary research on making human egg and sperm cells using the skin of two adults.
It means that we might soon see a fully “dish-manufactured” baby in a lab.
The show had a free-flowing only caller driven format .. during the course of the program—and this is not a scientific viewpoint at all—the majority of younger callers seemed to be better apt to having agreeable minds to the future coming. However, older callers—and those who professed more of a Bible bumper belief system—did not.
The amazing part is this: It’s all happening. Not later, but now.
Last week TIME magazine published a cover with an adorable baby’s face: The headline read ‘This baby could live to 142 years old’
There are dangers with this future. But amazing possibilities too.. the idea of knowing genetic defects prior to birth.. the chance for parents who cannot have children being able to in new ways.. And even more, as Clyde Lewis argued, this could end the abortion debate. Imagine no more need for women to consider aborting a fetus… instead putting it all on hold, saving the pregnancy for when she is ready through the use of artificial practices.
The future is now.
And it’s going to scare a lot of people.
It’s going to shred old style beliefs on life and death..
And it’s going to be a totally more revolutionary idea than the test tube baby of last century.
Welcome to the brave new world, earth.
You can—and should—listen to the show here: https://soundcloud.com/groundzeromedia