Do you think that eventually they will have high performance artificial hearts and

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    .... livers and lungs and things like that? :confused:

    The heart is just a pump, big deal, how hard can that be? :rolleyes:

    The liver is just a filter ..... Fram, if they were smart would be all over this :red

    Lungs, that little deal a little more complicated but it could be done. They have iron lungs, so why not make lighter carbon fiber lungs that could perform double duty as a shield from bullets and stuff like that while they transfer the O2 to your body?

    It seems like we have all this high tech brain power going on these days, but the product is for useless entertainment / face time and nothing else. Are there any really cool medical breakthroughs anymore or are all the Doctors just spinning their wheels on the Ferrari or Golf forums?

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    yes all that stuff is 5-20 years away.
    they are working on it.
    the ultimate goal is to cure old age.
    eventually, in less than 100 years people will live forever.
     
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    the liver is not just a filter
     
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    I think they already have an artificial heart but I'm not sure if it's being used yet.
     
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    I wouldn't mind a high performance liver.
     
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    The way I live, I'm kind of counting on it.
     
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    Yup, in the near future we'll just be able to download our minds into a new, high performance model, all analog or not, depending on your needs, maybe try something new for the weekend, the human body will eventually be nothing but recyclable goo, titanium and various tubes and hoses.
     
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    Probably what will happen is that science will figure out a way to grow new replacement organs in a lab. Created using a tweaked version of your own DNA and stem cels so that they are fully compliant with your biology. No need for a life long course of anti-rejection medication and all the complications that brings.
     
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    Tell that to Fram :fisticuffs


    Yeah, I know, it cranks out some other stuff too. Still, a spin on replacement would be cool :dunno
     
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    They already have artificial heart/lung setups. You just can't walk around with them.

    Sirloin is right about the liver not just being a filter.
     
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    I hope i'm checked out of here long before it becomes reality!
     
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    reverse engineer human beings! what could possibly go wrong? :dunno
     
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    A friend who is a stem cell scientist tells me that artifical eyes grown from stem cells will be pretty common in 10 years. Not sure if I believe that but I'm no scientist!
     
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    ... the complete Jarvik line, the Series 7 Sports Heart from Jensen .... Yamaha .... You pick the heart!!
     
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    If by high performance you mean twice the power or something, then that doesn't sound like such a great idea.

    Would those really be considered "artificial" though?
     
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    Nah. There's no money in high performance or quality. Gotta make 'em so they need to be replaced every few years.
     
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    You're asking us?? You're the doctor....
     
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    If by artificial you mean mechanical, then no. But growing organs, definitely.
     
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    The issue is infection. The body doesn't protect foreign objects.
     

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