[Editor’s note: recent medical developments such as growing a vagina in a laboratory, advances in gender prosthetics, creating sperm from skin cells, etc. suggest this article is worthy of re-read and a pl […]
Another step? And… Why do mice get to have all the fun?
Yes… one more step.
I’ve told people repeatedly that I do not expect universal availability, merely feasibility, i.e. that we would have the technical ability to do it, even if it wasn’t being done in humans as yet.
By that criteria, I’ve already won my bet, but I am more or less waiting for the various puzzle pieces to be assembled into an indisputable whole.
I freely admit I have a vested interest in the technology as a transgender, but to be honest, I really don’t care personally about reproductive capability. I have no real desire to bear children, my primary desire is the functionality of the organs in regards to hormone production and regulatory ability. Functional hormone factories that eliminate the constant need for hormone treatments and such crude appliances such as stints needed to keep the artificial vagina open, as well as providing normal functionality as lubrication with out requiring external assistance. Between the development of functional vaginas discussed in Peters new intro and this, the ability to give transgender MtF fully functional genitals now is feasible. The fact that the functionality extends to enabling pregnancy is incidental to myself, but it will make many other Transwomen extremely happy in the not so distant future.
All that is needed at this point is research into creating functional ovaries, or further research in converting testes to ovaries as discussed elsewhere in the comments section.
correction… creating functional ovaries in males. Half asleep and left out half a sentence.
I was wondering if it would be possible to do a dna gender switch from a male to female and back? I have been searching for this for a while now.
[dropcap]I[/dropcap] recently did a [highlight]series of interviews with Tim van Gelder[/highlight] on Intelligence Amplification, Artificial Intelligence, Argument Mapping and Douglas Engelbart’s contributions to […]
Reward Function Integrity in Artificially Intelligent Systems
Roman gave a talk at the Oxford Winter Intelligence conference / AGI12 in December last year. [Preprint of paper here: UTILITY FUNCTION SECURITY IN […]
People who are new to Humanity+ and to transhumanist thought in general might well be under the impression that the H+ movement is primarily an American beast. Optimism with regard to the future seems […]