Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia have proposed synthetic wombs as a solution to gender inequality.
“We need to invest in technology that will make childbirth much faster/easier/cheaper/more affordable… Synthetic wombs, etc.,” suggested Sahil Lavingia, founder of the digital trading platform Gumroad.
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of the Ethereum cryptocurrency, agreed, arguing that women would be able to continue working if the “burden of pregnancy” was replaced with synthetic wombs.
While Lavingia and Buterin have received some support on social media, most reactions have been overwhelmingly negative, with critics comparing the idea to the lab-grown humans in The Matrix.
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