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Originally posted by Pixiefyre
reply to post by Rodinus
The monkey is really sad, for I think it was 3 days he could see, he could respond, he could feel, but he could not eat.
I can't even look at those images or the 2 headed dog that was created, those poor things
Originally posted by Kharron
reply to post by Rodinus
If you transplant a man's head onto a woman's body, what does that make them?
Do we go by what they feel like or what they are?
Interesting. I wonder however, how likely it is that an entire donor BODY would be available for such a proceedure. Also, I wonder how well a brain would be able to take command of a new body, how well it would be able to regulate the heartbeat of an unfamiliar heart, how fast it would learn how this body works, what its quirks and ideosyncrasies are, and what they add up to in terms of differences in operation.
At first though, i seriously doubt that a head would be transplanted onto a donor body and the body will function normally..at least at first, i'd imagine the head would be transplanted and the person would then live as a quadriplegic, basically not having control of any limbs or movement, except the normal life functions of heart and lung function and other autonomous stuff like that.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Does this mean I can get my head put on a chimpanzee?
If so I will rule you all
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
I can see I already ultra rich people at 80 undergoing body transplants, with young people who died from head trauma.
Originally posted by dollukka
Brave new World !
I can imagine TPTB getting new bodies for their old alzheimer/parkinson destroyed brains and doing "great" decisions for our benefit.. hmmm
Brains still will be old no matter how new is the body...
Originally posted by pstrron
...it would be better to clone a body for the recipient. Though this has problems of its own regarding time required in cloning the new body. With this at least the moral and ethics issue of placing the head of one person on the body of another would be solved but would the clone be aware? If not then all you have done is upgraded to a new body. However if it is aware, you have just opened up Pandora's box.
This was done in the 1983 novel "Rainbow Credenza" by J. Neil Schuman, except the clones were grown without brains and then the original's brain was placed in a new body when their old body wore out.
Originally posted by Dumbass
I can see a market for cloning your own body.
I can see people disappear (time to take a tattoo "this body is property of Dumbass")
Transgendering people could be intrested.
Anyway it is weird.