Skip to comments.Possibility Of First Head Transplant Fraught With Ethical And Medical Dilemmas
Posted on 08/01/2013 7:56:05 AM PDT by Red Badger
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This scene always made me think of Nuns.
If they could take a stem cell and make it grow a complete body minus the brain they could then move a person’s brain/head to the new body and since the new body would have an ample supply of stem cells it may revitalize even a brain that may be degraded...
This could literally be a form of immortality...
Which is both scary and exciting...
That would be kinda like taking the hard drive from one computer and putting it in another without reloading the OS. The OS would wake up to a new set of hardware and software it doesn’t recognize. I know Windows would crater. Hope the human brain can overcome.
That’s got to be some kind of record.
Scientist: How many bodies do you have?
Is it a head transplant or a body transplant?
Attaching the spinal axons is easy. Getting Window 8 up and running in that sucker is a bitch.
Then we must use only APPLE brains.........
But I honestly believe that the emotional and mental issues will render the patient insane.
With my Sacral Chordoma tumor and complete sacrectomy, the several surgical teams (Neuro Surgeons, Bone Specialists & surgeons, anisthesiologists, pain sepcialists, blood specialists, plastic surgeons,etc.) performed three major surgeries on me that cost upwards of 2 million dollars. They literallty took me apart and put me back together again.
I was in the hospital for almost four months, and then went through several months of very intensive rehab afterwards.
Overcoming all of that and learning to walk and be able to function again was very, very difficult...physically, emoytionally, and mentally. There was a lot of very significant emotional and mental attidue difficulties and adjustments in addition to the shear physcial issues associated woith it.
It's been almost four years since I was diagnosed and three and one half years since the surgery.
I do not believe a person waking up in a different body and having to learn to use all of those body parts (those that they can make work) will be able to overcome it. But that's just my own opinipon.
Heads or tails............call it while it’s in the air...........
A head traansfer?
Steven Hawkings comes to mind as a potential patient, it would have ot be someone who needs a new body, not a new head. Otherwise, you are just keeping a body around, say if someone had a bad head injury.
The other thing is, transferring say Stalin’s head to a new body, which could allow for super bad guys to live a lot longer
This practice needs to be heavily regulated if it becomes medically viable
The Saracen’s Head (revisited!)
I was in on a similar double post where they showed up the same second. JimRob had to go to the photo and I lost by a nose.
Well, the transgender crowd will be excited......
Do you think that if Stalin, Mao, Hitler, or the late Kim Jong Il could have used this, they would give a rat’s rear end about ‘regulations’?.......
well Red you got a point there, I am sure that Kim Young One in North Korea is watching this development with bated breath ready to scoop up the technology to get himself a new body when the old one craps out............
One of the unintentionally funniest movies ever was about a failed head transplant gone wrong. (The host woke up early.)
The problem is where you get the body.
What if the current user isn’t quite finished with it yet?.......
No body is getting my head-get it no body.:)
Kim Young One will probably pick out one with a sixpack, a bout 6 feet tall and simply have him kidnapped....
They tried it with Pelosi and Biden...
....the problem is that they forgot the brain in both cases.
And you won't be angry?
I will *not* be angry!
Anthony Weiner would pick one with........oh, well, never mind.....
If it ever becomes truly viable, look for the death penalty to be applied for less serious crimes. Once voters realize they can vote for longer lives at the expense of the convicted and executed, young men and women’s bodies will become valuable resources.
Hopefully synthetic organs or self-cloned organs will come along before human-human transplant technology and technique becomes so perfect that it becomes a temptation to kill humans to extend the life of other humans.
Once you ahead stay a head.Hehehehhehe
Anthony does need a head trasplant
cue Van Halen:
“Oh IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ain’t got no body”
The Muslim medical supply house stands ready to provide any quantities necessary.
Piffle! Sis and I used to exchange the heads of our GI Joe and Barbie dolls all the time.
Mom had us tested - we’re normal. :)
Well, that’s ONE way to get rid of your thunder thighs.
That movie scared the bejeebers out of me as a kid. I recently bought it off the DVD bargain bin. Not so scary now.
Or maybe it is, a girlfriend that’s all head and no body? I might prefer the opposite knowing what I know now.
This thread is just beggin’ for this joke....
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check
for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you
began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive,
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and
Speaking of Barbie & Ken, this medical development gives a whole new meaning to sex reassignment surgery.
Don’t give Hillary any ideas! Huma might be in danger!......
So, I have a question....
How do they know it’s a “head transplant.”
Why isn’t this considered a “body transplant”?
Does the identity of this person go with the body?
Shouldn’t the identity of the new person go with the head?
No thanks. With the stuff people are putting in themselves nowadays. I’ll pass.
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