Carl Djerassi, inventor of the first oral contraceptive (which paved the way for sex without children), heralds a Huxleyesque vision of children without sex. Says Djerassi, a Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University:
“It is my own prediction that within the next 30 to 50 years in the Western world, many women, when young, will bank their eggs or ovarian tissue, have them frozen, and use them when they feel the time is right for them to have a child. It will become commonplace.”
I’ve journaled a few thoughts on this, but will without judgement for the time being. One initial concern is the probability that such “family planning” would be used to justify prolonged double-income, no-kid materialism (and an increasing sense that children are a burden to society). Clearly, there are some ethical minefields here.
(HT: Jonathan Dodson)