A machine that spins together DNA on demand.
Machines, like the one pictured above, will spin together the code of our children. The uterus will no longer be a place for breeding; it will be a place for pleasure and incubation. Sperm and eggs will be combined in a lab and potential children will be selected for traits and compatibility. After reaching a stable state, embryos will be injected into the human mom, where life will form.
If you’re like me, this makes you uncomfortable. Very uncomfortable. We all know that a machine is not a mom. No matter how realistic Siri’s voice gets and no matter how soft robots become, there will be no replacing the embrace of a mother. However, synthetic biology (like the process described above) is not attempting to replace the relationship between mother and child; it’s attempting to replace the relationship between child and disease.