What Is Next Nature? #15

Ingmar Nieuweboer
August 20th 2016

You need to concentrate or you simply don’t feel like talking? Just plug in your earphones and listen to the sweet sound of silence. There’s probably nothing better to hold talkative people off - without offending or looking antisocial - than simply acting as if you’re enjoying some music. It's a very effective 21st century solution to a 21st century problem. Where to get some quality time with yourself in the midst of our buzzing cities? There's distraction everywhere, wearing earphones creates a bubble of personal space.

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Lisa Mandemaker: Using an artificial womb could lead to more equality between sexes, but also between different family layouts. If men would be able to give birth to children, it would maybe be easier for male same-sex couples to have a child together.

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