[ExI] Will head transplants be the new life extension method?
spike66 at att.net
Fri Jun 6 13:28:19 UTC 2014
>… On Behalf Of Adrian Tymes
Subject: Re: [ExI] Will head transplants be the new life extension method?
>…Where would the transplanted body come from?
I can think of two possible sources: Florida, where helmets are not required to ride a motorcycle, and death row inmates.
>…the supply of headless bodies which do not essentially boil down to murders is likely to remain far smaller than the demand).
There will not be nearly enough bodies of course, but that is the case with all transplants.
If you have enough notice, such as a patient with some kind of wasting disease such as ALS, I can imagine taking stem cells, figuring out a way to create an anencephalic embryo, raising it on life support until it is aged about five years, then doing the transplant. It’s a longshot but it might work.
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