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Old 02-27-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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So this is 'exciting'... but I have to admit the bits about the dogs and monkeys they experimented on was pretty horrifying.

First human head transplant could happen in two years - health - 25 February 2015 - New Scientist
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Shouldn't that be called a body transplant?
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:52 PM
 
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The 1 percenters will transplant their heads to younger bodies.
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Old 03-02-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Interesting if it's successful. Genetic manipulation is a better solution though... inject a self replicating genetic code into the bloodstream to wipe out cancer, diabetes, etc.
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Interesting if it's successful. Genetic manipulation is a better solution though... inject a self replicating genetic code into the bloodstream to wipe out cancer, diabetes, etc.
One of the reason our generation will never get old and most likely never die.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:55 AM
 
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One of the reason our generation will never get old and most likely never die.

That would be sweet but at 34 I'm already past what I'd consider my 'prime' and unless they come up with the technology to actually reverse aging and make people grow younger it's probably too late for my generation.

They're not going to want people living forever until we have the technology to colonize other planets, leave our solar system, resist all foreign bacteria, etc... so even if there's a way to stop aging it will probably be suppressed.

At best we'll see things like cures for diabetes and heart disease in a simple DNA injection... but that would cost the medical industry lots of money.... money talks... it will probably take 30 years yet to make big progress in genetics...

A person without diabetes can eat lots more processed junk food and less meat and that helps out society as a whole so I'd imagine they wouldn't suppress that cure...
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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If the head is 21 years of age, but the body is only 16 years of age, can the resulting transplant legally go to a bar?
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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...unless they come up with the technology to actually reverse aging and make people grow younger it's probably too late for my generation.
Back to the womb?
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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If the head is 21 years of age, but the body is only 16 years of age, can the resulting transplant legally go to a bar?
Flip a coin for heads or tails.
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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That would be sweet but at 34 I'm already past what I'd consider my 'prime' and unless they come up with the technology to actually reverse aging and make people grow younger it's probably too late for my generation.
I am 41 and with what is coming I will never hit 50 biologically speaking. This is good because I would not have aged gracefully. If you think about the history it makes sense. Before 1900 someone at 41 was old and considered lucky to have lived so long. Then in the 20th century it became mid life and people were having mid life crisis at that age. Today its still young considering what is coming.

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They're not going to want people living forever until we have the technology to colonize other planets, leave our solar system, resist all foreign bacteria, etc... so even if there's a way to stop aging it will probably be suppressed.
"They" can't stop it.

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At best we'll see things like cures for diabetes and heart disease in a simple DNA injection... but that would cost the medical industry lots of money.... money talks... it will probably take 30 years yet to make big progress in genetics...

A person without diabetes can eat lots more processed junk food and less meat and that helps out society as a whole so I'd imagine they wouldn't suppress that cure...
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