This is part 1 of a series of speculative virtual reality projects. Illustrations by David Tracy. Also appears in The New Inquiry.
Figure 1: Conception.
Figure 2: Two miniaturized GoPro cameras are affixed to the skull of the fetus.
Figure 3: Gestation.
Figure 4: “I’m really looking forward to this experience.”
Figure 5: The live feed.
Figure 6: The mother experiences the birth of her child from the child’s perspective.
Figure 7: Crowning.
Figure 8: “Happy Birthday.”
Figure 9: The experience is concluded.