Saturday, November 18, 2017

Life Eternal? Italian doctor says world's first human head transplant 'imminent'

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Mod: Perhaps you know someone who would benefit from this procedure? Will their insurance cover it? Would a president's head transplanted onto another person's body still be legally elected? I have some questions here.

Italian doctor says world's first human head transplant 'imminent' (USA Today link): An Italian doctor announced Friday that he will soon perform the world’s first human head transplant in China because medical communities in the United States and Europe would not permit the controversial procedure. "The Americans did not understand," Sergio Canavero told a news conference in Vienna.

Canavero said the Chinese government and Xiaoping Ren, a Chinese doctor partnering with him on the procedure, would confirm the surgery's date "within days" to signal its goal of becoming a world leader in all fields, including medicine.

"Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to restore China to greatness. He wants to make it the sole superpower in the world. I believe he is doing it," Canavero said.

In a phone interview with USA TODAY, Canavero decried the unwillingness of the U.S. or Europe to host the surgery. "No American medical institute or center would pursue this, and there is no will by the U.S. government to support it," he said.

Canavero would not divulge the identity of the Chinese donor or recipient. The donor will be the healthy body of a brain-dead patient matched for build with a recipient's disease-free head.

Canavero estimates the procedure will cost up to $100 million and involve several dozen surgeons and other specialists.

Mod: Here are a few more questions. Will this newly configured person take the name of the head or the body? Or perhaps use a hyphenated name? And what if the patient was a male and requested a female body? Or vice versa? Would that be legal in, say, Indiana? How about Pasadena, a city where many would benefit from such a procedure? Are there limits to how many times a patient can do this? Do the head and the body need to be around the same age? What if the head and its new body were to get pregnant? Which would be the parent? What if the head is male? Would a 60 year old head attached to a teenager's body be legally required to attend high school? Would a head attached to a body on SSI still be eligible for that government benefit? So much to think about. The rest of this article is available at the link provided above.

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40 comments:

  1. I want a new head.

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  2. Hopefully they will be offering this at City of Hope soon.

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  3. In order to prepare for his City Council re-election run, Gene Goss has signed up for this very controversial medical procedure.

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    1. Whose head is he going to get?

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    2. Will Gene qualify for her CalPERS benefits?

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    3. It brings to mind The Beverly Hillbillies episode where Granny plans to do the worlds' first head transplant.

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  4. I am not very pleased at this pointless discovery of turning 2 people into 1!

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    1. This might be big discovery...but it's still super freaky.

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    2. Where can I sign up?

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    3. Dr. Sami is running a "two heads are better than one" special this month.

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  5. This quack shows up every now and then making claims he knows he cannot make happen.

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  6. Finally! Trump voters can be fixed!

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  7. Finally a few commentators on this blog can be fixed! That's u 7:57am.

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    1. Dude. Get your head together!

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    2. 8:13 needs to lay off the snark and try to get ahead in life.

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  8. Italians can't even run their own government and the products made in China are inferior.
    The Halloween spoof surgery would bennifit 7:57am.

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    1. My iPhone made in China is far superior to any American made phone I’ve ever owned

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    2. It was engineered and designed in California.

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  9. The should be required for all Yes on Measure UUT voters.

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  10. This topic is headlong in the wrong direction

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  11. $300B worth of deals following President Trump's Asian trip.
    Mainstream media are lining up for their head transplant surgeries, then they claim they will not be so bias and report fake news.

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    1. Poor sucker:
      The headline number is impressive: A quarter-trillion dollars worth of deals from China that President Donald Trump can use to show he's creating opportunities for U.S. businesses and jobs for his base.

      The reality, however, is that the roughly 15 agreements unveiled on Thursday are mostly non-binding memorandums of understanding and could take years to materialize -- if they do at all. A day earlier, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced $9 billion of deals, many also MOUs with few details, rather than contracts.

      Trump fluffed his numbers using Obama era deals as well

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    2. How are those Carrier jobs doing Comrade 8:34?

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    3. Nothing Trump does is on the level.

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  12. Paraplegics could get new bodies and walk again. That's pretty cool.

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  13. Doctors announce breakthrough medical procedure allowing human soul transplants. Naturaly, one of course would have to have had a soul first in order for a transplant to successful. In the case of Donald Trump, in order to be the recipient of a donor soul, medical researchers must first determine if the area where the President’s soul should be is filled with human excrement or dog excrement. Then studies would be undertaken if Trump immunity system would ultimately reject the intended soul.

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  14. 9:13am. The only deals Obama made were with the Clinton Foundation; now get your head together, or did your neck just throw up?

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    1. Are you from Russia?

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    2. no, that's just the resident, out-of-work, racist gun-luber

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  15. Why transplant when it is obviously so much easier to clone?

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    1. Your personal consciousness will not be with the clone, it stays with you. A clone is just someone who looks like you. Otherwise it's like any other person. Better to just stick your head on a dead guy.

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  16. Lets start with ENGLISH only, first! On all documents and speeches & signs etc. If you want any other language then go back to where they speak and write it.

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    1. But wouldn't that violate our Sharia law?

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    2. Yes let's change the name of our town to Mother Mountain.

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    3. You’re in the wrong county pal- in America we speak whatever we want as guaranteed in the first amendment.

      Move to England if you’re an Anglophile

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  17. Do you speak Navajo?

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  18. Well, unless science can one day grow a duplicate body from a person's own DNA... the immune rejection problem would be just too great... plus living on top of someone else's entire body instead of the original owner is just too vampiric... and they have to actually get the spinal cord nerves to link up so that ALL function is restored. Or they could just hook up a head to a collection of lab grown organs (grown from the patient's own cells) to keep function going and then house it in a robotic shell for locomotion... that is probably just as doable... Plus a young vigorous body with a wrinkled white haired head with failing eyesight and hearing... not to mention brain function. Senile head on a young body... creepy.

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