[ExI] Will head transplants be the new life extension method?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 12:45:32 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Adrian Tymes  wrote:
> If the headline of an article is a question, to which the answer is "no",
> the article is neither worth publishing nor reading.
> Where would the transplanted body come from?  Either you're growing it from
> the head's cells (in which case it's not a "transplant" as commonly defined
> - redefining words to make a story seem more attractive/controversial/worth
> reading than it is, is basically lying - and keeping the head on life
> support while growing the body from it is likely to produce better results),
> or you're using someone else's body (in which case there are organ rejection
> issues, not to mention the supply of headless bodies which do not
> essentially boil down to murders is likely to remain far smaller than the
> demand).

Sounds as though you couldn't be bothered to read the article and your
comments are those of the average man on the Clapham omnibus.

The article is actually a pretty technical article about the difficult
procedures of head transplantation, especially reconnecting the spinal
cord. This is, of course, an extension of transplanting individual

The social / legal aspects are not really considered in this article.


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