I enjoyed the shit out of it because it's nuts to consider this :V
But at the same time I'd still say it would be very macabre with Spiridonov involved, considering he's real and terminally ill. Doesn't feel like a healthy marketing push to pretend someone is going to die if your invented coo-coo doc doesn't transplant his head onto a healthy body.
I think you people can stop panicking (and get off your high horse) about the calling aspect of this whole thing right about now, there was a brief window of like 10 minutes couple of pages ago when people thought it was a good idea.
Now it's just cringeworthy you still delving in it.
Some points I think are worth bringing up:
Dr. Canavero's TEDx talk was done in Limassol, Cyprus, where MGS V and Phantom Pain are allegedly set: http://www.tedxlimassol.com/lineup/dr-serio-canavero/
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, Sercan is a Turkish name, and for those who don't know northern Cyprus is controlled by Turkey.
The first Turkish invasion of Cyprus took place in 1974, and was known as the 'the 1974 Peace Operation' in the north. In the MGS universe, the 'Peace Walker Incident' was a series of skirmishes fought between the CIA Peace Sentinel and the Militaires Sans Frontières mercenary group also in1974.
Dr Canavero believes that impossible is only a way of the mind. By changing perspective, everything becomes attainable.
He proved so when in three months at age 27 worked out the mechanism of one of the most intractable medical mysteries ever, central pain syndrome.
Against accepted neurological lore, he restored partial consciousness in patients in the persistent vegetative state and introduced motor cortex stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders and stroke rehabilitation.
In 2013, he made worldwide news with his project of cerebrosomatic anastomosis (Head Transplant) and again in 2014 with his cortical stimulation proposal for the treatment of psychopaths.
He authored several books and more than 100 scientific papers. He directs the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, a Think Tank for the advancement of neuromodulation.
Dr Canavero believes that the brain does not generate consciousness, but only filters it. His goal is to open the filter and see what lies beyond.
See the part I highlighted? Exactly. Being bombarded with calls by absolutely deranged, creepy and idiotic fans of a videogame with nothing better to do on a Sunday has little to do with it. What do you gain by stalking anyone this way? I'm out of here.
Now it's possible "central pain" and "phantom pain" are automatically associated by Amazon's recommendation engine......
Actually, central pain and phantom pain are basically the exact same thing, medically speaking.
I think that settles it.
This looks a LOT more like the actor Ian Moore than Dr.Canavero.
Though Canavero could've definitely served as inspiration for the character,he ultimately has no direct relation to MGSV.
The exact same thing is happening to me RIGHT NOW OMG...Word for word.
"No problem. Come to Vladimir,Russia. I will tie you up to Valery's wheelchair,you will poo and pee the way he does,you will sleep the way he does,for 24 hours,OK? After 24 hours,I will ask you 'do you still believe that this is going to be a crazy project?' and I can bet you 100 to one that it is possible he will change his mind," he told Reuters in his studio in the northern Italian city of Turin.
"Valery is an incredible human being as I said many times over. Valery will go down in history as the 24th century's Yuri Gagarin because he will open up a new frontier and new scenarios which right now we couldn't even begin to fathom," said Canavero,referring to Russia's first man on the moon.
NeoGAF isn't organising calls to him. It was two people ten pages ago, and neither got through to the guy. It's okay.
Phantom limb pain refers to the sensation that resides after someone loses a limb in a traumatic or iatrogenic (i.e. medical) event. It is still central, since the pain is not due to any perceived pain on the part of the missing limb, but not all central pain is necessarily phantom limb pain.
Coincidence.. or perhaps we all have been subtlety indoctrinated to subconsciously react in a certain way as soon as somebody got close to uncover the truth, and you know maybe this whole head transplant operation is just symbolic for what Kojima has planned to do with all of our minds. And judging by how many people have literally lost their proper judgment and sanity in this thread.....
Team believe, it seems. I don't believe for a single second that a head transplant is possible.
The "doctor"'s response to the question of its possibility was this:
Such a hoax. This article isn't even accurate, as Gagarin never went to the moon.