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.
Is it a head transplant or a body transplant?
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.
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!)
One of the unintentionally funniest movies ever was about a failed head transplant gone wrong. (The host woke up early.)
No body is getting my head-get it no body.:)
And you won't be angry?
I will *not* be angry!
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.
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?