What are /qa/'s beliefs surrounding growing humans from artificial wombs, or potentially even tubes? As the population of the earth thins, many countries have come to a point where a large portion of population replacement comes from immigration. However, there seems to be a trend among developed and advance nations that birthrates fall below replacement level. Potentially this balances itself out in the future, but with all the current societal problems that come with birthrates falling below replacement it's clear that if all countries were developed and came to face the same issue there'd be major issues worldwide. With that said it seems like in an eventual fully developed earth scenario something's going to have to happen to solve this, and artificial wombs seem like a pretty good way to bump up societies to replacement levels.
Of course, one of the first things one must contend with if we have the power to artificially create babies is: Assuming we have the power to determine certain genetic characteristics of the babies, should we keep what genetic traits those babies have random or allow people to choose? Potentially, maybe even settle on an optimized "ideal", but that brings with it issues related to integrating the people in with a society full of non-grown babies, not to mention the massive issues with selecting said ideal, so I consider this one the least viable. In my opinion, when it comes to babies people should be able to choose the traits of their grown babies since leaving it up to random chance potentially allows the babies to be born with birth defects or disabilities. And, if there was the ability to avoid having a messed up baby brought into the world with extra hurdles because of failing a human-made genetic lottery, it puts the moral responsibility for that suffering onto the scientists that didn't allow for trait selection. So if the ability for one to avoid deformity/disability is there, it should theoretically be taken.
Aside from that, what other moral quandaries does /qa/ see with growing humans? The one other I can think of at the moment is with how many of the people that don't have kids now don't because they'd rather be doing other things than raising kids. So if the world were to be brought up to replacement levels through artificial wombs, who would take care of the babies? For me, I think the simplest solution to that would just be making a full-time parenting/raising job that people could do for the grPost too long. Click here to view the full text.