We almost have Futurama technology now, for we are apparently only two years away from mastering the human head transplant. Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero has been enthusiastically promoting the idea that transplanting the head of one person to another is viable, and entirely possible.
Besides the grand benefit of getting to have multiple heads throughout your lifetime, (imagine head stores!) it also could extend the person’s lifespan due to all the benefits of a brand spanken new head with extensive muscular or nervous system degeneration.
Canavero detailed the entire procedure, which would involve placing the patient in to a coma for several weeks so that they don’t move during the healing process, in a recent medical paper.
The new bodied patient would be able to feel their new face when they awoke, and would be able to walk again after a twelve month period.
“If society doesn’t want it, I won’t do it,” he said. “But if people don’t want it, in the US or Europe, that doesn’t mean it won’t be done somewhere else. I’m trying to go about this the right way, but before going to the moon, you want to make sure people will follow you.”
So look forward to Swedish head transplants in 2017.