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At the baby shower, Lyla played ‘pin the egg onto the test tube,’ while her spouse Karla flopped on the smart couch and holofilmed.

Baby showers need a revamp in this present and ongoing future of efficient, safe, readily accessible, and relatively affordable in vitro tech. As innovations such as chromosomal screenings and cell division monitoring grow in popularity, could baby showers grow even more personal by focusing on reproductive techniques? Inspired by this research, D. A. Xiaolin throws a baby shower that could form the basis of a Black Mirror story line. // Alex Massey

//D.A. Xiaolin Spires tiptoes across a space warp. Work in Clarkesworld, Grievous Angel and Analog. @spireswriter daxiaolinspires.wordpress.com//

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