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Originally posted by jonnywhite
Makes me seriously wonder if when people die in the future they will retransplant their heads or their brains either onto machines/robots or donor bodies or something else. Seriously, we may end up doing something like this. Another possibility is we'll find out a way to repair the damaged brain/body after it has died. I have no idea how they'd do it, but nanomachines have broad potential to repair things in the body. It's all a question of: a) technology b) pain involved. If the technology isn't good enough or the pain is too high then it would never get past the ethics board. And of course the problem with this kind of research is that you learn faster if you experiment on actual animal/human bodies/brains. That invites sinister parties to do this research illegally.
I wonder what people 500 years ago would think if they knew we have heart transplants and machines to keep people alive and other technologies? Would they feel we're playing god by keeping people alive that would have been dead 500 years ago?
I would have died 500 years ago after 6 months of pregnancy. I was premature. They never asked me whether I wanted to live or not. They never asked me if I liked living artificially for 3 months outside my mom. They never asked me if I wanted to absorb the burdens of being premature (people who were premature tend to have more disabilities throughout life). They're getting better at keeping premature babies health both when they're young and when they grow older, but it's a long road.
It's easy to do abortion and 'experiments' on babies but not adults because adults can talk back.edit on 26-2-2011 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
Time magazine also did a report on it in here Link
He also did an experiment with attaching another head to a dog as mentioned in Time magazine Link
Originally posted by MITSwagger
reply to post by TheLieWeLive
Please do not insult my intelligence. Man, this is why I am starting to hate ATS. Because of post's like yours. Did you even watch the video? The Blood they pump is of the dog's. They are able to apply oxygen as well. Why do you insist that the brain does not control muscle function? it does not matter if it is your Toe, Finger, Eye, Anus, Kidney, Liver. it's all controlled by the brain. Your misconception is that of believing your stomach is where your immune system comes from.
Originally posted by jonnywhite
You know ... faith, pleasure, imagination, beauty, intelligence, knowledge, these are just things we use to hide from the truth. The truth is that the world we live in is ugly and disgusting. Everyone dies. Most people are forgotten. Most people are used. The few rule over the many. That's why we're so consumed by our lives because we don't want to face the truth: this is hell. This is prison.
What's funny is everyone has their answer. But NO ONE has changed or made untrue the truth. And they will run a mile in 3 minutes to prove that they have the answer. But the truth still remains.edit on 26-2-2011 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)edit on 26-2-2011 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
Dr. Robert White has successfully transplanted full heads of monkeys and dogs onto new bodies. He has also kept severed dog heads alive and responding well after the "death" of the body. Can a human head/body transplant be that far away?