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21st Aug '16 11:16:13 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', the [[MadScientist Val'Jaal'darya]] created these as part of their research into HomosexualReproduction. They achieved this through the creation of golems who can carry children to term. A story about the clan has the first versions being made out of one of the potential mother's limbs[[note]]which they can then replace with [[ArtificialLimbs a biogolem version of the limb]] after the fact that's more or less identical to the original[[/note]] making what's essentially a clone of the mother in the process, but later versions could use the mother's blood for the same purpose. The character of [[spoiler:Kalki]] was carried to term this way, and one of the golems can be seen [[http://www.drowtales.com/sidestory_worldsetting.php?order=chapters&id=5 on the right in the first panel]] of the clan's profile page.

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* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', the [[MadScientist Val'Jaal'darya]] created these as part of their research into HomosexualReproduction. They achieved this through the creation of golems who can carry children to term. A story about the clan has the first versions being made out of one of the potential mother's limbs[[note]]which they can then replace with [[ArtificialLimbs a biogolem version of the limb]] after the fact that's more or less identical to the original[[/note]] making what's essentially a clone of the mother in the process, but later versions could use the mother's blood for the same purpose. The character of [[spoiler:Kalki]] was carried to term this way, and one of the golems can be seen [[http://www.drowtales.com/sidestory_worldsetting.php?order=chapters&id=5 on the right in the first panel]] of the clan's profile page.
14th Aug '16 7:04:11 PM PaulA
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* The [[TropeNamers "uterine replicators"]] of LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', which carry fertilized embryos donated by the parents in place of the mother, form an interesting outlier from most fiction; Rather than being portrayed as technological dehumanization, they are presented as a positive medical breakthrough (sparing both mother and child from the health-endangering stresses of pregnancy and labor) comparable with antisepsis, anesthesia, and vaccination. It's implied repeatedly and outright stated at least once that the uterine replicators are going to do more to shake up the [[StayInTheKitchen backwards society]] of [[FeudalFuture Barrayar]] than just about anything else.
** In the novel ''Ethan of Athos'' (part of the Vorkosigan Saga by the same author, but Vorkosigan does not appear in the novel), the planet of Athos is populated entirely by men who grow babies using egg cells taken from ovarian tissue cultures. Children are usually reared by couples in an informal kind of marriage.
** Also, the Cetagandan Haut-lords in the Vorkosiverse reproduce entirely without sex or even coupling being involved... In fact, the parents may never even meet or make any decisions. Every child is created through contracts arranged by high-ranking family members, frequently with positive genetic alterations added, then the baby cooked up in a replicator and handed to the appropriate household for rearing. The ruling Haut are practically considered a superhuman sub-race at this point, though a good number of their enhancements are AwesomeButImpractical aesthetic improvements. In their case every child is [[DesignerBaby designed]] by the central government, and the biological parents may never meet at all.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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The ubiquitous [[TropeNamers "uterine replicators"]] of LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', replicators"]], which carry fertilized embryos donated by the parents in place of the mother, form an interesting outlier from most fiction; Rather fiction: rather than being portrayed as technological dehumanization, they are presented as a positive medical breakthrough (sparing both mother and child from the health-endangering stresses of pregnancy and labor) comparable with antisepsis, anesthesia, and vaccination. It's implied repeatedly and outright stated at least once that the uterine replicators are going to do more to shake up the [[StayInTheKitchen backwards society]] of [[FeudalFuture Barrayar]] than just about anything else.
** In the novel ''Ethan of Athos'' (part of the Vorkosigan Saga by the same author, but Vorkosigan does not appear in the novel), ''Literature/EthanOfAthos'', the planet of Athos is populated entirely by men who grow babies using egg cells taken from ovarian tissue cultures. Children are usually reared by couples in an informal kind of marriage.
** Also, the The Cetagandan Haut-lords in the Vorkosiverse reproduce entirely without sex or even coupling being involved... In fact, the parents may never even meet or make any decisions. Every child is created through contracts arranged by high-ranking family members, frequently with positive genetic alterations added, then the baby cooked up in a replicator and handed to the appropriate household for rearing. The ruling Haut are practically considered a superhuman sub-race at this point, though a good number of their enhancements are AwesomeButImpractical aesthetic improvements. In their case every child is [[DesignerBaby designed]] by the central government, and the biological parents may never meet at all.
24th Jul '16 11:23:36 AM Tonestronaut
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* "905" by Music/TheWho is basically the story of a citizen of ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'''s utopia (along with the numerical naming of ''Literature/{{We}}'').

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* "905" by Music/TheWho starts here, and is basically the story of a citizen of ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'''s utopia (along with the numerical naming of ''Literature/{{We}}'').
24th Jul '16 11:18:56 AM Tonestronaut
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* "905" by Music/TheWho is basically the story of a citizen of ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'''s utopia, along with the numerical naming of ''Literature/{{We}}''.

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* "905" by Music/TheWho is basically the story of a citizen of ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'''s utopia, along utopia (along with the numerical naming of ''Literature/{{We}}''.''Literature/{{We}}'').
24th Jul '16 11:18:16 AM Tonestronaut
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* "905" by Music/TheWho.

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* "905" by Music/TheWho.Music/TheWho is basically the story of a citizen of ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'''s utopia, along with the numerical naming of ''Literature/{{We}}''.
24th Jul '16 11:14:07 AM Tonestronaut
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* ''In the Year 2525'', as seen in the page quote.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's ''I Think I'm A Clone Now'' mentions ''"a womb with a view"''.
* Music/JonathanCoulton's song, ''"Womb With A View"''.
* ''Music/InUtero'' by Music/Nirvana.

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* ''In "In the Year 2525'', 2525", as seen in the page quote.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's ''I "I Think I'm A Clone Now'' Now" mentions ''"a "a womb with a view"''.
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* Music/JonathanCoulton's song, ''"Womb "Womb With A View"''.
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* ''Music/InUtero'' by Music/Nirvana. Music/Nirvana.
* "905" by Music/TheWho.
2nd Jun '16 11:17:54 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Dr. Edward "Bunni" Bunnigus from ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' was, as explained in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-02-11 this strip]], brought to term in one for parents who by law were prohibited from reproducing naturally due to the fact that they had, in her words, "maybe 110 uncontested IQ points between them."

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* Dr. Edward "Bunni" Bunnigus from ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' was, as explained in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-02-11 this strip]], brought to term in one for parents who by law were prohibited from reproducing naturally due to the fact that they had, in her words, "maybe 110 uncontested IQ points between them."" It's [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-06-05 later established]] that most human (and other naturally in-vivo species) births are done this way simply out of convenience and efficiency, although DesignerBabies are still relatively rare.
17th May '16 4:25:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Replicant}}'': The Replicant was grown in an artificial womb, coming out as a full-grown adult.
17th May '16 4:21:02 PM Morgenthaler
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A UterineReplicator is a way of growing a child outside the human body by using technology, magic, or [[{{Magitek}} a combination of the two]] in place of the mother's womb. The reasons for this are many and varied: sometimes it's done to combat [[LawOfInverseFertility problems with]] [[SterilityPlague sterility]], or it's done as a means of population control or abortion alternative, or as a way to protect the mother from DeathByChildbirth, or even to let two men [[HomosexualReproduction reproduce]] together without invoking MisterSeahorse. It can even be simply a case of a TrulySingleParent with an "interesting" outlook not wanting to "pollute" his/her child (often a DesignerBaby) by exposure to the "flawed" environment of a natural/organic womb.

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A UterineReplicator uterine replicator is a way of growing a child outside the human body by using technology, magic, or [[{{Magitek}} a combination of the two]] in place of the mother's womb. The reasons for this are many and varied: sometimes it's done to combat [[LawOfInverseFertility problems with]] [[SterilityPlague sterility]], or it's done as a means of population control or abortion alternative, or as a way to protect the mother from DeathByChildbirth, or even to let two men [[HomosexualReproduction reproduce]] together without invoking MisterSeahorse. It can even be simply a case of a TrulySingleParent with an "interesting" outlook not wanting to "pollute" his/her child (often a DesignerBaby) by exposure to the "flawed" environment of a natural/organic womb.
12th May '16 10:43:01 AM WillKeaton
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** Ryoko was also [[http://tenchi.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ryokobb.jpg grown in one of these]], along with Ryo-ohki.

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** Ryoko was also [[http://tenchi.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ryokobb.jpg grown in one of these]], these,]] along with Ryo-ohki.
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