Sci/Tech A surgeon aiming to do the first human head transplant says 'Frankenstein' predicted a crucial part

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  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    To Sergio Canavero, "Frankenstein" is scientific inspiration.

    The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley's classic novel convinced him that he could complete theworld's first full-body transplant.Canavero claims he'll complete the procedure on a human next fall in China.

    Not only did the book reveal a missing piece in his plan to swap the heads of two humans, Canavero said, it also provided the justification for the dangerous procedure.

    Just as the fictional Doctor Victor Frankenstein discovered how to give life to inanimate matter, Canavero aims to cheat death. The surgeon envisions a future in which healthy people could opt for full-body transplants as a way to liv longer, eventually even putting their heads on clone bodies.

    "Iā€™m into life extension," he told Business Insider on a recent Skype call. "Life extension and breaching the wall between life and death."

    In fact, Canavero said that in doing the procedure he wants to "create a near death experience ā€” actually a full death experience ā€” and see what comes next."


    Read more here. (Business Insider)
     
  2. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    Cripes!
    He's a volunteer?
     
  3. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    I doubt it would be difficult to find a volunteer that wants to move again.
     
  4. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

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    I think it depends on what kind of body you get. LOL
     
  5. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    I'm sure it does...
     

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