Obviously it has already been done with animals:
The problem is the nerves - how do you get them to work again?
Some progress is being made:
What are your views?
If you could get head transplants would we be getting one step closer to being immortal - not in religious terms but in real terms?
In 2015, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero has said the procedure (head anastomosis venture) might be feasible – with improved technology and more accurate ability to keep neural tissue perfused – before the end of 2017, which is when he intends to perform the procedure in either the United States or China. A 30-year-old Russian programmer Valery Spiridonov with Werdnig–Hoffmann disease (type I spinal muscular atrophy) and rapidly declining health has volunteered to offer his head for the study.
This guy is saying 2017???
What year do you think they will do the first Human Head Transplant? watch
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- 21-05-2016 10:55
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- 23-05-2016 14:29
I won't be surprised if we can get them done within the next 5 years or so.
- 23-05-2016 18:18
Surely if you keep the original brain you risk all the cognitive failings that comes with old age.
You could have a 120yr old ride his bike into town to the shops but he would come out and forget where he locked it up.😱
- 29-05-2016 03:08
Throw it in the medical waste disposal bin as it will fail.