An Italian doctor who plans to perform the first human head transplant, claims that within the next few years he will be able to transplant a frozen brain into another body and wake it up.
Many people all over the world have put their hopes for eternal life on cryogenics. The basic idea? They can freeze their bodies or just their heads and at a later date scientists will be able to wake them and cure whatever illnesses that they have.
Almost all medical researchers do not believe that this will be possible anytime soon, if ever.
For his part, Italian doctor Sergio Canavero believes he will soon be able to do so, according to the Daily Mail in "Frozen brains will be 'woken up' and placed in donor bodies by 2020, claims controversial surgeon."
Canavero had previously discussed his plans to perform the first human head transplant sometime next year. He plans to take a live person's head and transplant it entirely onto a deceased donor's body.
His new claim is that by the year 2020, he will be able to take a frozen brain and transplant it into a deceased donor's body. Most researchers, however, believe that the process of freezing delicate brain tissue will damage it so much, that it can never be restored.
Even if you believe that someday humans might be able to live eternally, you should be cautious about any claims that this will be the case in the near future. For now, you should still accept the fact that you will someday pass away.
Thus, you should get an estate plan so your family is taken care of.
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Reference: Daily Mail (April 27, 2017) "Frozen brains will be 'woken up' and placed in donor bodies by 2020, claims controversial surgeon."