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World's "first human head transplant" is "successfully" carried out
Anonymous
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>The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.
>a team at Harbin Medical University had "realised the first human head transplant" and said an operation on a live human will take place "imminently".
>Although Russian computer scientist Valery Spiridonov, who suffers spinal muscular atrophy, had volunteered to become the first head transplant patient, the team have since said the first trial is likely to be carried out on someone who is Chinese, because the chance of a Chinese donor body will be higher.
Anonymous
No.781
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>>780
I see you read that article as well, think about it, if china succeeds in this, who knows what is to come in the near future for humanity, no other country was willing to do it, but china may be the ones to make it happen, already millions are being poured into this.
Anonymous
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>>781
This does set the stage for China's dominance in the near future. If the West doesn't stop with its restrictions on science, it will eventually become the old dinosaur behind the East's intellectual progress. Another implication is that it allows more people to live longer. Imagine if Soros just replaced his head if he were about to die. The old may continue their dominance over the youth. No more posterity.
Anonymous
No.783
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I wonder what will happen to the brain in a total body transplant. I know that other organ systems and gut bacteria can affect the brain so what will a completely new body do?
Anonymous
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>>783
Whatever would happen, I guarantee it'll be something pretty fucking interesting. Also, this begs the question: if cybernetics and general prosthetic tech get advanced enough, will it be possible for a person to just be a brain floating inside a completely artificial body within our lifetimes, if only at a very late stage?
Anonymous
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>>782
>>783
I hope Soros is the first to try it. If there are complications and he dies hurrah, if not then we get a cool videogame boss.

I don't see this bringing about immortality, though. The head and the brain will still age and even if you don't die eventually you'll become an Alzheimer's-riddled vegetable.
Anonymous
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>>785
This, if we're going to find any way to get to actual immortality then we're going to have to find a way to stop mental deteriorationor else what's the point?, and that may not even have a solution.
Anonymous
No.821
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>>788
The answer may lie in chimpanzees or monkeys as they do not get Alzheimer's.
Anonymous
No.886
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>>782
China can do it because they do not have the same ethics as we western people do. That's their force. That's why they are doing this, they don't fear the repercussions, if they can experiment on stem cells, embryos or fetus, they have no ethics to wonder if they should do it or not, they will. They do clonage, they test drugs, that's the communist mentality, but is it morally right?
If the moral is to be the winner at some game, let's imitate china and become soulless machines, with AI and cameras, and suicide nests. If the moral is the well being it's gonna be different.
Is this really progress?

Anonymous
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This isn't a good thing. Why are cyberniggers so arrogant? Have you no sense of spirituality?
Anonymous
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>>780
What they ommit is that the corpse used to be alive before the transplant
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>>886

Anonymous
No.1047
>>821
Well, we should look into why do we get Alzheimer's in the first place, in this dopamine-overloaded world of ours...
Anonymous
No.1048
>>784
>Also, this begs the question: if cybernetics and general prosthetic tech get advanced enough, will it be possible for a person to just be a brain floating inside a completely artificial body within our lifetimes, if only at a very late stage?
Long story short:
<Will Ghost in the Shell be possible?

>>944
That also brings up what this Horsefucker was talking about: >>886 How else would they keep the body "alive" or preserved? If they prove that they CAN do this on anyone (With a likely enough chance of success, assuming that they body and head can be "compatible" and there won't be any rejection), how will they find donors? Will they choose from the vegetables on medical care? Will they snatch the homeless off the streets or offer it as a way to pay off your family's debt? If someone is signed up as an "organ donor", will they actually let the person die just so that someone else can live? How will it be determined who will get a head transplant and who doesn't? How will this effect reproduction? This opens an entire CHASM of ethical questions.
Anonymous
No.1058
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I wonder what came of this project. Haven't heard any news about it since 2 years ago.
Anonymous
No.1059
>>1058
>Haven't heard any news about it since 2 years ago
That tells you everything you need to know.
It was a stunt to demonstrate the surgeon knife skills.