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......
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