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    11 Sep '15 14:19
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/09/10/worlds-first-head-transplant-patient-schedules-procedure-for-2017/

    Is this for real? 😲
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    11 Sep '15 14:592 edits
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/09/10/worlds-first-head-transplant-patient-schedules-procedure-for-2017/
    Its going to be the future cure for headaches; just replace your aching head with one that isn't aching.
  3. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    13 Sep '15 18:59
    The Russians have been doing this sort of thing for a long time.
  4. Standard memberavalanchethecat
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    Damn I hope so, I can think of a few people who'd benefit from getting a new head.
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    16 Sep '15 02:26
    Why isnt this being referred to as a body transplant? 🙄

    Is the idea of "self" allied to our bodies and not our heads?
  6. Standard memberDeepThought
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    16 Sep '15 02:38
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Why isnt this being referred to as a body transplant? 🙄

    Is the idea of "self" allied to our bodies and not our heads?
    What kind of a man are you?
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    16 Sep '15 08:13
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    What kind of a man are you?
    Caucasian, average build, greying hair.
    You?
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    16 Sep '15 13:06
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Caucasian, average build, greying hair.
    You?
    If your new body was female, would you still be a man?
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    16 Sep '15 15:521 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    If your new body was female, would you still be a man?
    That depends entirely on the view of the person involved.

    If a person identifies as a man, and has their head/brain implanted into a 'female' body,
    they [may very well] still identify as a man. Which is the only metric that actually matters.
    You just created a 'man in female body' problem, which nature does from time to time.

    On the other hand if that person now identifies [happily] as female, then they are now a
    female, regardless of their former gender.


    I foresee a future where [some] people 'regularly' change gender over their lifetime [and more importantly]
    as well as changing their body structures more radically to accommodate different environments as
    well as personal and societal aesthetics. [Wings are in at the moment]
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    16 Sep '15 20:58
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    If your new body was female, would you still be a man?
    Good question. New science will require new definitions, new laws.

    I believe the procedure is aimed at paraplegics with multiple organ problems so a body of either sex would suffice to keep them (the head) alive.

    Does it change your sex in any way if you have an organ donor from the opposite sex?
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    17 Sep '15 04:01
    Can they clone Terry Tao and transplant his head onto me?
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    17 Sep '15 06:09
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Does it change your sex in any way if you have an organ donor from the opposite sex?
    I guess it depends which organ.
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    17 Sep '15 11:40
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Damn I hope so, I can think of a few people who'd benefit from getting a new head.
    It does redifine the term 'getting head' doesn't it?
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    17 Sep '15 13:20
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Good question. New science will require new definitions, new laws.

    I believe the procedure is aimed at paraplegics with multiple organ problems so a body of either sex would suffice to keep them (the head) alive.

    Does it change your sex in any way if you have an organ donor from the opposite sex?
    The idea is to build a new body from scratch using their own DNA to avoid compatibility issues.

    And it's for anyone who's body, but not mind, is dying.
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    17 Sep '15 14:02
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    The idea is to build a new body from scratch using their own DNA to avoid compatibility issues.

    And it's for anyone who's body, but not mind, is dying.
    That would be most of us eventually.
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