posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 10:13 PM
Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by Lady_Tuatha
I am thinking that if a person has a head transplant and it is successful;
they will have in their new brain all the memories and information etc.
of the person who used to have that head.
They will no longer have the memories of their former brain.
So...how actually would head transplants serve humanity in a positive way?
That is a good observation. So who would be the working identity of a head/body transplant, the head or the body?
Somewhere there is a world where this has happened, using a military test subject under a black project for creating a super soldier. I think it
would be a complete nerve transplant operation too, not just a head, with lots of scars on the body. And if this person were to look in a mirror what
would appear that the body's head was now dead and the head's body was now dead? You've heard of people getting special perceptions after brain
damage, what about entire brain removal?
I still have issues (cellular self-image memory) with impressions of the bald white man in his 40s-50s who died of a terminal illness and donated his
body so I could have a pencil eraser amount of bone graft in my jaw, and his donation went to many more implants than mine -- what if it was the whole
head? Would it matter as long as the person was a living being? Isn't it evident that science as a whole doesn't care about individualism?
Consider that we already carry our mom and dad with us wherever we go, and our spouse, and get imprints from people everywhere everyday, what's
another person imprint to someone who just lost a body or a head? Would the old sickness override the new health?
What would be a condition to necessitate a head transplant to begin with? Who is so important to keep alive that a head transplant would be a good
idea? Just surgeons with nothing better to do? Would that be a future doctoral thesis subject?