The Matrix’s Pod Babies Are Now A Reality, Here’s The Commercial
A concept commercial of the world’s first-ever Matrix pod babies has been released by EctoLife Artificial Womb Facility. Based on 50 years of groundbreaking scientific research conducted worldwide, the company will be able to produce 30,000 babies a year, in theory. The concept is the brainchild of biotechnologist and science communicator, Hashem Al-Ghaili and is similar to the groundbreaking Keanu Reeves films’ portrayal of AI-controlled human batteries.
Based in Berlin, he says the facility would allow infertile couples to conceive a baby without involving donors. Therefore, they would be the only biological parents of the child. According to Metro UK, EctoLife’s elite package enables people to genetically engineer the embryo before it’s implanted in the artificial womb. Genetic diseases can be avoided, much like the Matrix pod babies.
Things like strength, height, and intelligence, as well as eye and hair color, can also be chosen. Speaking to the publication, Hashem said the Matrix-like pod babies were designed to alleviate human suffering and reduce the need for premature birth C-sections. The science also gives women, who had their uterus removed due to cancer or other complications, a new way to become a parent.
EctoLife Artificial Womb Facility could also assist countries suffering from severe population decline. This includes Japan, Bulgaria, South Korea, and more. According to Hashem, the technology is available already and is only being withheld due to ethical constraints. “Every single feature mentioned in the concept is 100% science-based and has already been achieved by scientists and engineers,” he said of the Matrix pod babies.
Scientists just need to build a prototype, combining all the features into a single device. But the timeframe depends largely on ethical guidelines. Research on human embryos is not allowed beyond 14 days, as stated by international ethics guidelines. After two weeks, all human embryos created for scientific purposes must be destroyed. If these restrictions are relaxed, Matrix pod babies may become a reality in 10 to 15 years.
The EctoLife Artificial Womb Facility features 75 laboratories that can accommodate up to 400 growth pods. Every unit is designed to replicate the exact conditions of a human uterus. The developmental progress of the baby can be monitored by real-time data on a screen located next to each pod. The information can also be viewed by using an app. While the science is groundbreaking, it may be difficult to convince the public to embrace real-life Matrix pod babies.
In the Matrix movies, a pod is a receptacle where synthetically created babies are inserted. They are also hardwired into the power plant and virtually integrated into the Matrix. According to Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), humans are grown in the fetus fields and are connected by umbilicals that provide the body with sustenance. They also draw heat energy from the body to power the machines and their city.
Central to the control of Matrix pod babies is a data probe that is permanently attached to a head jack. The device provides connectivity of the human mind into the Matrix. Each human pod sends carrier signals to each mind while transmitting and receiving data from the source. This information is needed to form the neural-interactive world, Fandom says. Keanu says: whoa.