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  • Reanimated Pig brains today; Zombies tomorrow

    Something I've posted about before is how re-animation technology is creeping closer and closer to the day when a dead brain can be revived postmortem. What was once the nightmare vision of science fiction will likely become reality sooner than self-driving cars and 5G networks. Bioethicists are warning the implications will be irreversible and will alter the course of humanity.

    This weekend, an article in the NYTimes describes a new technology called "ex vivo perfusion", where the brain of a pig is removed from a pig and after four hours on ice, is revived to a functioning organ with no host:



    (Btw, being a large mammal, the brain of a pig is similar to a human brain.)

    Where is this heading? Will the day come when medical science, in the interest of bettering the life of say an 80 year old confined to a wheel chair, conduct a brain transplant to the carcass of a 20 year old killed in a car accident? Or will brains be removed upon natural death of a person, then fours later hooked up to machines where they can still function, talk, make decisions, etc?

    How will LE respond to situations where a re-annimated dead brain is committing a crime?

    How will prosecutors establish criminal intent from an organism with no soul? Wouldn't prosecuting a zombie for cannibalism be the same as prosecuting a wolf for eating a lamb?

    How will prisons incarcerate a three pound organ?

    I see nothing but problems with all this. Good luck to the guys just getting hired because if you think things are bad now, they're going to be alot worse as soon as this genie gets let out of the bottle....

    Gonads are useful for their purpose, but they are no substitute for brains.

    -Paul Harvey

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    Hornady already has products on the market to address this issue:


    • #3
      How about instead of being the dead back. Try and fix or erase the medical issues we have today.
      I'd rather be judged by 12 rather carried by 6.

      It should be noted that any and all post that are made are based on my own thought and opinions. And are not related or implied to represent the department I work for.


      • #4
        Originally posted by moparfan View Post
        How about instead of being the dead back. Try and fix or erase the medical issues we have today.
        Morbid obesity, and all the ancillary health concerns that go along with it?


        • #5
          Originally posted by Ratatatat View Post
          How will prisons incarcerate a three pound organ?
          Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr knows how:


          • #6
            Call in the Ninja Turtles. Lord Krang has arrived!
            "If the police have to come get you, they're bringing an @$$ kicking with them!"
            -Chris Rock


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