Within the next fifty years we’ll be able to “swap minds” across species and experience what animals feel, according to Marc Hauser, cognitive neuroscientist and professor in the department of Psychology and the Program in neurosciences at Harvard.
He offers two current oddities. A chicken with a shred of quail brain acts like a quail but crows like a chicken. A man with Parkinson’s disease, receives a piece of pig brain, rises from his wheel chair and is soon playing golf. Today, we can swap brain tissue across species.
Here’s the question: when will the elderly man start to act like a pig? surely, little changes of this sort can also bring about such unexpected consequences.
Think abou this: One day soon, we will be able to ingraft animal powers (i.e. the smelling prowess of a dog) into the human makeup. The X-Men are right around the corner.
What do you think?
see you in the mystic…