Frankenstein is a movie and character many of us are familiar with. If you haven’t seen the movie, you surely have heard of it! Recently, an Italian neurosurgeon named Sergio Canavero stated that he successfully managed to complete the first head transplant between two dead bodies.
Real-life Frankenstein Scientist
Canavero told people at a Vienna conference that he attached the corpse’s blood vessels, nerves, and spinal cord. Then, he got the nerves to work through electricity. He told his Facebook followers that the procedure took roughly eighteen hours and that performing such a procedure on a paralyzed individual would take around the same amount of time.
Frankenstein Scientist: Main goal
Though it is an interesting claim, Canavero has no evidence to support it. The doctor also says that transplanting a head wasn’t the foremost goal. He wants to transplant a brain. He also stated that this procedure in the future will allow him to remove injured spinal cord parts and attach the healthy segments to the cut parts of a spinal cord from a donor.
Frankenstein Scientist wants to cheat death
Canavero says he is interested in extending life. In other words, this real-life Frankenstein doctor wants to cheat death. Canavero also says he wants to create clones in the future.
Another crazy idea is that the doctor wants to use electricity to spike the nerves after the attachment has been made — an idea from the Frankenstein movie. As if this isn’t enough, he also wants to create a way for people to die and then come back to life. Why? To tell everyone what dying is like. Maybe this will be a reality in the future, or maybe not.
Frankenstein is a movie many of us are familiar with. Is this movie going to happen in real life? Have we reached that point?