News or Noise: Technology that lets you grow a baby?

July 05, 2017 11:31 PM

It is a video posted by "Now This Politics" on Facebook, and it's been viewed nearly 14 million times.

The technology is called the Par-tu-ri-ent, and it has features that allow you to "interact with your growing child.”

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Talking to them through a microphone and feeding them through a tube, for example.

It's an invention that seems to freak out the majority of those that commented on the post, but is this something you'll be seeing in living rooms soon?

The video actually comes from a student group at the ArtEZ school of product design in the Netherlands.

The group put together the technology for the recent Biodesign Challenge Summit in New York.

The  project came with a disclaimer -- the group says it's not a product actually being created. Instead, it's meant to spark conversations about ethics in biotechnology.

So for all those creeped out by this on Facebook -- don't worry, the product is all noise.

However, artificial wombs might not be that far off.

Earlier this year, doctors completed a study that successfully grew baby lambs inside artificial wombs.

The goal -- eventually use a similar device to help continue the development of human babies born extremely premature.


Jennifer Mobilia

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