Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Anita Murthy's "Call of the Running Tide" (short story, baby care, free): Robotic nannies aren't enough!

A future where natural birth among humans is unknown. You hand over the egg & sperm to a company that will fertilize the egg, grow the embryo in an artificial womb, & finally "deliver" the baby! What is more, the package normally includes The Nanny, a robotic one - so parents don't have to waste time raising the babies!

This is the story of Ria & Mihir, & their little one (Cookie) who is absolutely unhappy with the Nanny. Ria will slowly discover what it means to touch & comfort her child.

Fact sheet.

First published: The Scientific Indian, sometime in 2007.
Rating: A.
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Related: Stories of technology assisted baby making & care.