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http://www.newsweek.com/head-transplant-sergio-canavero-valery-spiridonov-china-2017-591772

They are no longer going to decapitate the Russian, but rather an unnamed Chinese by the end of the year. I can only assume they will be transferring the head of an old, wealthy man onto the body of a young, beautiful woman who was married to an artist before her sudden and untimely demise.
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That's sad....now the Russian guy is going to die with no hope
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They do not think so, according to the article. He just would not be a "first".
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I'd prefer to reborn as a little girl
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fredreload wrote:

I'd prefer to reborn as a little girl


Tbh that's a bit creepy, no offense.
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fredreload wrote:

I'd prefer to reborn as a little girl


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I can't see this 'experiment' succeeding. Just about every doctor asked to comment on this idea agrees that it won't work. We don't have the knowledge or technology to repair spinal cord injuries, let alone attach someone's head to a foreign spine. Anyone who volunteers is certainly going to die on the operating table.
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The important thing is seeing how it fails, either immediately or down the road.
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Well if he does transplant the head part is still old, which destroys the whole point. I'd recommend digital immortality or biological immortality as a substitute
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gornotck wrote:

The important thing is seeing how it fails, either immediately or down the road.

Generally yes but in this case I think that the outcome is already a forgone conclusion. Medical progress is often incremental. Talking about a head transplant is always going to be a crazy idea but it would've sounded more plausible if it were already possible to repair spinal cord injuries. This 'experiment' is happening too soon, if nothing else.
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Kintor wrote:


gornotck wrote:

The important thing is seeing how it fails, either immediately or down the road.

Generally yes but in this case I think that the outcome is already a forgone conclusion. Medical progress is often incremental. Talking about a head transplant is always going to be a crazy idea but it would've sounded more plausible if it were already possible to repair spinal cord injuries. This 'experiment' is happening too soon, if nothing else.


I am researching on all methods of immortality, if the person is old, the head would be old and even when connected to a young body the head does not become young and the person would still die of old age. Now if you connect a young person's head to a young body it is another matter. The spinal cord is only there so you can move the lower half of the body, it does not need to be connected given if you can breath and or digest. Spinal cord could be repaired with stem cells, but it is an ongoing research.

The current technology could achieve if you have the correct blood circulation on both bodies and if Robocop's head can be kept oxygenated without connecting to the lung, that by all means do not make this an experiment because I do not see a point doing this. Then you get somewhat of a floating head, even Robocop got a lung. Keep in mind you need to pump in oxygenated blood. And there is the compatibility with the rest of the body then you restore nerve connections on both ends and the rest should be easy.


P.S Why did I even explain the whole method that gorntock posted = =, I must have sucked, trust me just go with DNA immortality or digital immortality, these are hypothetically achievable in the next 10~20 years. Transplant knowledge source: BlackJack anime
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Kintor wrote:

Generally yes but in this case I think that the outcome is already a forgone conclusion. Medical progress is often incremental. Talking about a head transplant is always going to be a crazy idea but it would've sounded more plausible if it were already possible to repair spinal cord injuries. This 'experiment' is happening too soon, if nothing else.


I don't disagree, but they used to say that exact same thing about heart transplants or even surgery. We won't "know" that it's possible to repair spinal cord injuries until someone, while ostentatiously murdering a patient, actually does it. If this guy actually was able to throw money at the problem while not talking about it (because of patenting), it's possible, though entirely unlikely, that he can cut off one Chinese head and put it on another Chinese body.

That being said, medical opinion appears to be that he's just going to kill a couple Chinese at the government's behest.
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personally i think the pursuit of immortality is foolish and unethical personally i think should be quality over quantity and well some level of extending a persons life is OK i think the search immortality itself is once again foolish and unethical
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fuck head transplants, can we get tail and wing transplants plz?
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