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"If we're going to be consistent and advocate freedom of speech we have to advocate freedom of encrypted speech too. The genie is out of the bottle, cryptologically."
- Neal Stephenson

Artificial Womb  
  A room in which a human embryo waits for the necessary months as a fetus, preparing for birth (decanting).  

In Brave New World, every possible aid to production is employed to create the next generation of citizens.

...From the Social Predestination Room the escalators went rumbling down into the basement, and there, in the crimson darkness, stewing warm on their cushion of peritoneum and gorged with blood-surrogate and hormones, the foetuses grew and grew or, poisoned, languished into a stunted Epsilonhood. With a faint hum and rattle the moving racks crawled imperceptibly through the weeks and the recapitulated aeons to where, in the Decanting Room, the newly-unbottled babes uttered their first yell of horror and amazement.
From Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.
Published by Unknown in 1932
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Compare to synthetic babies from A Biological Experiment (1928) by David H. Keller, Bokanovski's Process from Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley, procreative stump from Hellstrom's Hive (1972) by Frank Herbert and uterine replicator from Shards of Honor (1986) by Lois McMaster Bujold. Also, see the Tleilaxu Axolotl Tank from Dune Messiah (1969) by Herbert.

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