Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Did You Ever Want a New Body?

As we get old, some of us would like to have our younger body back, but that can't be.  Now wait a minute, maybe it can.  No, not your own younger body, that would be impossible, at least for now.  I never like to say that anything is impossible, because sooner or later someone will figure out how to do it.  Now, what about a new body?


No, I am not talking about a mad scientist or some kind of scary fiction.  I mean that this guy and his doctor are planning to just that:


They live in Russia and I don't know what laws cover this sort of thing over there.  I couldn't find out where they are going to get a body but I assume that it will be someone who donated their body to science.  Now isn't this really the stuff of science fiction?  If you want to read more, here is a link to the internet site where I found this information:
 http://weirdthings.com/2015/04/russian-man-volunteers-for-first-probably-last-head-transplant-by-controverisal-neuroscientist/

OK, I am not sure if I am ready to do anything like that, anyway, the cost is way out of my ball park at eleven million dollars and 36 hours of surgery.  No, I think I will stick with this old worn out body.  At least it is mine and it has served me for over seven decades.  I can see why someone like him, with a useless body would consider such procedure.  Would you consider it?  Now, have a nice day and don't think of Frankenstein, you hear?





12 comments:

  1. I'd sure like some replacement parts... wait a minute... I have cataract lenses, hearing aids, capped teeth, knee cartilage scraped clean... various parts removed... maybe I'm getting closer to a different body than I thought.

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    1. I, too, have had cataract lenses replaced in both eyes. What a blessing it is. I remember way back when my Mom had it done. She had to wear glasses that looked like the bottom out of Coke bottles.

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  2. Does sound kind of like sci fi stuff, interesting thought though.

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    1. Well we know how it turns out when they perform the procedure in 2017. I am sure it will be in the news.

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  3. Creepy and cool at the same time! Wonder if it will work!

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    1. I have mixed thoughts on that subject. If it works it will be a great thing for some people who's bodies have given out, but it may also lead to the premature deaths of people with young, healthy bodies.

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  4. As flawed as it is, I like my old body just fine. At my age I can relax and not care too much that no one is ever going to be astounded by my beauty - it's all within!

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    1. That is what I say, but they always look at me and burst out in uncontrollable laughter. . .

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  5. There are days when I could use a new body. However, after all this time I have become accustomed to mine and know all its quirks. And at least I can always use my old body as an excuse not to do something. Hehe

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    1. Sounds about the way I feel, Linda.

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  6. If there was an MRI involved, i'd have to skip it.

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    1. Don't know and ain't going to check, either (grin).

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