Japan is in big trouble. What’s the trouble? A lack of babies is destroying the country’s economy. The birthrate in Japan is about 1.25 children per woman. 2.1 is the replacement rate. So what you have are no babies and lots of old people. Not exactly a roadmap to productivity, is it? So some folks have thought of a way to get people hooked on babies. How? By building robot babies. Yup. Robot babies. How sad is it that so many babies are killed that the only way folks can figure out to teach people that babies are great is by building robot babies? This is a very very strange world.

I can’t help but think that this will have the same effect as inflatable women. Blow up dolls don’t really make men like women more, do they? I mean, I’ve never heard of a great husband saying he owes his great relationship to his human wife to what he learned from his inflatable spouse. Having an inflatable date kinda’ guarantees you’ll never actually get a real live woman, doesn’t it? I fear that the robot babies will have a similar effect, which is to say none at all in actually producing real babies.

My prediction? Japan will become an island of inflatable wives and robot babies and old worn out unproductive men.

I don’t mean to single Japan out. Many countries are on the way to the same disaster, they’re just not as good at building robots as Japan. Ironically, some are even better at killing babies though.

HT Jill Stanek -Besides being a pro-life hero she’s a top-notch pro-life blogger. If you’re not checking her out you should.