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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 22 Apr 2015 - 16:16

Somehow I am not surprised it is an Italian doctor who is promoting this. Spin-off from the SWA program? Very Happy

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530103.700-first-human-head-transplant-could-happen-in-two-years.html#.VTgPOiFVhBd

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Post by Awinnell on Wed 22 Apr 2015 - 17:41

I think that docs a bit nuts, if all it took to regrow nerves to full function was pumping them full of polyethylene glycol there would be fewer people in wheelchairs,

 also transplanted organs don't last forever,10 years is the average for a kidney

in this case it would be your head being rejected, so you would be trapped in a less than functional body with the clock ticking down

as you would only undergo such a procedure because you were already living in a similar state in your own body I can't see the benefit

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Post by Thescarredman on Wed 22 Apr 2015 - 18:44

@Awinnell wrote:I think that docs a bit nuts, if all it took to regrow nerves to full function was pumping them full of polyethylene glycol there would be fewer people in wheelchairs,

 also transplanted organs don't last forever,10 years is the average for a kidney

in this case it would be your head being rejected, so you would be trapped in a less than functional body with the clock ticking down

as you would only undergo such a procedure because you were already living in a similar state in your own body I can't see the benefit

People facing imminent death have been known to grasp at some pretty weak straws. Maybe they think a slim chance is better than none. Or maybe they might volunteer for another reason...
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Post by boomer_gonz on Thu 23 Apr 2015 - 7:00

Sounds like something out of ReAnimator, but then again truth is stranger than fiction.

I can definitely see the results working, at least partially, due to a younger body with a greater mitochondrial count essentially 'healing' the worn down 'head'. However there is the principal of counterfluence capacitance within an impedance ratio.

Meaning that eventually the mitochondrial levels of the newer body will eventually equalize with that of the head. Therefore with this simple electric principle it is safe to say that the head will NEVER become 'young' enough to match the body in which it was made for while also further accelerating the deterioration of the new body.

But hey, a few extra decades is still money well spent...I guess. Razz

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Post by crazyidiot78 on Thu 23 Apr 2015 - 9:01

It's late and I'm to tired to go into details, but I can't even begin to explain just how many ways this is wrong.  Oh and Aniwell, a bit nuts isn't even the half of it.
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Post by Thescarredman on Thu 23 Apr 2015 - 13:15

@crazyidiot78 wrote:It's late and I'm to tired to go into details, but I can't even begin to explain just how many ways this is wrong.  Oh and Aniwell, a bit nuts isn't even the half of it.

Sounds like primo material for the 'Anime Science' blog.
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Post by crazyidiot78 on Thu 23 Apr 2015 - 17:12

@Thescarredman wrote:
@crazyidiot78 wrote:It's late and I'm to tired to go into details, but I can't even begin to explain just how many ways this is wrong.  Oh and Aniwell, a bit nuts isn't even the half of it.

Sounds like primo material for the 'Anime Science' blog.
hhhmmmm potentially it could be
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Post by tremec6speed on Thu 23 Apr 2015 - 21:15


There ya go.... dancin\\'
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Post by Odon on Sun 5 Jul 2015 - 11:11

I'm sure there are quite a few politicians who could do with a head transplant.  Wink

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Post by Thescarredman on Mon 6 Jul 2015 - 17:56

@Odon wrote:I'm sure there are quite a few politicians who could do with a head transplant.  Wink

But who'd want to trade?
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Post by Odon on Tue 7 Jul 2015 - 8:58

@Thescarredman wrote:
@Odon wrote:I'm sure there are quite a few politicians who could do with a head transplant.  Wink

But who'd want to trade?

The mad scientists who thought up this idea, of course.  They always want POWER TO RULE THE WORLD!  MWA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

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