Sign in to follow this  
Shadow Beam

General Media The very first human head transplant scheduled for 2017.

Recommended Posts

It seems like a conception that has been only object of sci-fi is close to be put to the test.

 

During December 2017, an ambitious procedure with the objective of transfering a human head to another body will take place for the very first time in the medical records of mankind.

 

This on itself is baffling, apalling even. Because in the hypothetical case of a medical success many questions may arise. Has science gone too far? How will religions react when faced to such an unbelievable event? Are we truly playing God with each step we take?

And what is truly a human individual? Are we a complete being with a body and mind, or nothing more but a encephalon that could be connected with any organism and still be considered like said individual?

 

Any opinions on the matter, it being the surgery on itself or what could transpire afterwards a supposed 'success'? 

 

Source: http://www.iflscience.com/human-head-transplant

Edited by Shadow Beam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badges

:o  I really don't think they'll do it, it just seesm too ambitious... but let's see in 2017 :/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's quite ambitious. :blink:

 

I am kind of baffled, how far Science has come now. I think even in the months leading up to this event, there will be many discussions about this.

 

What do i think of it? I seriously don't know to be honest. Something about this just seems so unbelievable.

  • Brohoof 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let me just go ahead and highlight the problem right here:

This on itself is baffling, apalling even. Because in the hypothetical case of a medical success many questions may arise. Has science gone too far? How will religions react when faced to such an unbelievable event? Are we truly playing God with each step we take?

Should be interesting. The practicality of the application itself is rather questionable, but that one could do it would be quite an advancement in biomedical science.

 

And if one actually reads the patient's case, I'm sure they would feel a little more compassionate about the subject.

Edited by Wubtavia
  • Brohoof 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badges

It sounds like a way for that person to spend their last minute in suffering just for the sake of attempting this scientific Frankenstein insanity. Sounds like a bad idea for something that doesn't work longer than a day even for mice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badges

The gentleman volunteered willingly and wants to do this knowing full well of the risks, the surgeons and researchers want to do this, the world stage is the peanut gallery. I think that this is going to be interesting; I'm definitely going to keep my eyes on this and I really hope that the operation results in at least a partial success. We could learn and gain a lot from this, if not immediately, definitely in the future.

 

The fear of pissing off a few religions is quite honestly negligible. We shouldn't limit ourselves as a species because a certain uninvolved group or philosophy gets offended or angry. It would be one thing if the anger was based on legitimate reasons like human rights violations, but these fears are purely based on the fear of progress and knowledge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badges

Man...

This is so incredible yet creepy at the same time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badges

It's amazing how much science and technology has progressed since the 80's and 90's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Join the herd!

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.