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April 17th, 2015, 12:16
This sounds scary as fuck! Anyway I don't think this is going to work….

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc…-10164423.html
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April 17th, 2015, 12:21
Technically a body transplant as the head is the focal here. This is crazy but if it works more power to the them. The patient is terminal anyway so fear aside why not.

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April 17th, 2015, 12:23
Jesus that sounds unnatural. I got chills just reading the article. Having to fuse the spinal cord, major arteries, etc.
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April 17th, 2015, 12:26
Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 View Post
Technically a body transplant as the head is the focal here. This is crazy but if it works more power to the them. The patient is terminal anyway so fear aside why not.
Yes true but someone in the article say that there are things worse than death. Say it worked and now you find yourself with a new body, how will the brain cope?
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April 17th, 2015, 13:23
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Yes true but someone in the article say that there are things worse than death.
Are they talking from their experience of being dead.
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April 17th, 2015, 13:38
Oh, a new Mengele is born!
Or quite a few of them.

This thing they're doing there should be banned.
There are already crime activities with organs, next thing we'll see are beheaded bodybuilder bodies smuggled all over the world.

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April 17th, 2015, 14:16
Futurama had it right it looks like. Someone place my head in a jar. I hope no one tries to steal my sweet ass body

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April 17th, 2015, 22:25
Originally Posted by lostforever View Post
Yes true but someone in the article say that there are things worse than death. Say it worked and now you find yourself with a new body, how will the brain cope?
It will, somehow.

There have been psychological studies made even making people into thinking that a glove was their hand.

Another experiment was done last year, I think, connecting an artificial hand through wire with nerves inside the rest of an arm. The patient said that it felt like real.
It had to be broken off at one point due to hygienic reasons.

Transplanations of arms have also been made.

Howver, transplanting a head sounds somewhat "unnatural" to me as well.
I fear that at one point there might be some cloning done especially for heads of rich people. Or worse : robbing bodies from poor people to give them to rich people …

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Oh, a new Mengele is born!
Or quite a few of them.
Cynical, but probably even right.

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