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This man wants to receive the first human head transplant.
I don’t even know where to begin with this one.
Is this ethical?
And the broader question, how much of you could we replace (prosthetics, major organs) and still consider YOU human?
If, upon your death, we were able to download all your thoughts and memories and upload them into a new organism, would that creature be human?
With all our technological advances, where is the line that defines what a human being is?
I think the topic is fascinating and I’d like to collect a panel to discuss it at our next 10x Medical Device Conference in May.
I’m taking recommendations for speakers here and at http://medicaldeviceevents.com/speakers/you/ – apply or suggest someone!
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Make it a great week.
P.S. I’m recruiting speakers for our fifth annual 10x Conference. Visit http://medicaldeviceevents.com/speakers/you/ to apply.
José Mª Alvarez Castro
I can not see any ethical problem with it. Also, this is much better than Futurama’s Heads in Jars…
Dr. Gary Sheard
But then outside the USA Physicians do play God and get respected for it when it succeeds and his the media and when it fails, it just is made to disappear.
Francis R. Palmer III MD
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