I am fascinated by human enhancement. My idea was always that life and the body can be manufactured, improved and enhanced to a large extent.
In mid-January of this year, that idea took a big dent.
Susan and I looked at each other. In series and movies, people are always laughing, crying and immensely exited.
Not in our case. Of course, we were happy, but we laughed uncomfortably. We thought the same thing: ‘Oh dear, what now?’
Two blue lines on a pregnancy test. We quickly started calculating: in September, we are expecting our first child. 👶
(and no, it wasn’t an accident!)
The more I think about it, the more stunned I am. Nature is wonderful and fantastic. How an embryo develops, how smartly the body responds to it and how it is tailored to the needs of the baby.
Pure nature, based on millions of years of evolution. A little miracle.
I let go of the illusion of perfection more and more. Creating life? Science and technology are not that far yet.
And now on with the newsletter, enjoy reading!
PS. I will therefore take it easy from September. I will still send you a monthly newsletter, but those will be shorter.