It may look like a glorified Ziplock bag, but the artificial womb could one day save the lives of the thousands of babies born prematurely every year.
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Incubators and ventilators are invaluable when treating extremely premature infants, but they're a far cry from the cosy confines of a mother's womb. In an effort to create an environment that more closely approximates the real thing, researchers have now developed an artificial womb that could dramatically reduce mortality and disease in preemies.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.