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What year do you think they will do the first Human Head Transplant? watch

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    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?

    From wikipedia:
    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.[12][13] 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.[14]

    This guy is saying 2017???
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    I won't be surprised if we can get them done within the next 5 years or so.

    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.😱

    Throw it in the medical waste disposal bin as it will fail.
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