World’s First Head Transplant System Revealed – But Can It Be Done?

Stop reading if you’re squeamish, but the world’s first ‘head transplant system’ has been unveiled – with hopes to start operating within eight years.

Neuroscience and biomedical engineering start-up BrainBridge revealed its sci-fi concept in an eight-minute long video – complete with horrifying sound effects.

In the CGI demo, the entirely robotic system simultaneously removes the heads of the donor and recipient bodies before swapping one onto the other via a grisly conveyor belt.

There isn’t a human in sight (apart from the patients) as robotic arms and a vast array of lasers get to work, using artificial intelligence (AI) to lead the outrageously complex – and as yet purely theoretical – operation.

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