As she speaks, Madeleine Lancaster rests her hand on her pregnant belly. “Oh they’re about six or seven months along now”. At this point her progeny measure about four millimetres across. She’s growing a few hundred, and each has around two million neurons already.
It is fast approaching lunchtime in Shanghai, and Li Huanhuan is getting hungry. But instead of leaving her office and walking to the nearest food mall to grab a bite, Li, a copywriter, picks up her mobile phone and orders her meal using Ele.me, a food delivery app.