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What do you think about the idea of growing clones so that you could extend your lifespan by receiving younger organs with your own DNA?

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pixiedust 8 June 22

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Nope. Here for a good time, not a long time


I have a clause DNR and absolutely no cloning. 70 or 80 years is enough on this greed riddled world.

azzow2 Level 9 June 22, 2018

It is a question that has many questions in it. Would that clone be a thinking, feeling creature, or would it be just a sort of for parts person/thing? For parts would be great, just think that one can get a new arm/leg/heart/lungs or anything else that has been damaged. The other way, no way would I want that.

The Sliders episode "The Breeder" explores some of the ramifications of forced organ donation. []


Too much trouble. Don't wanna live that long anyway.


Uuummm, you would need to kill the clone to get those organs.....

Well, not for all of the organs. Perhaps the clone could have a clone ...

@McVinegar Eyes? Ear drums? Taste buds? Glands?


You'll be unsurprised to know I have devoted no mental energy to this whatsoever but even if you replaced all your organs with new ones the bits joining it all up would still be old and worn out


Why not make the complete clone of your body, pile gobs of money into brain transplant technology to get that right and then plonk your brain into the new body and just hope that a brain doesn't wear out 🙂

ipdg77 Level 8 June 22, 2018

Why stop with the same old body? Perhaps you could order a custom job as in Tanith Lee's "Biting the Sun".


I am one of a kind that's all there is.

Makes you more rare and valuable!


There are some inherent ethical hurtles to overcome, but could work. Having clone banks. Maybe producing blanks for the transference of consciousness when the technology is invented.

Gohan Level 7 June 22, 2018

Various movies have explored this.

@pixiedust Indeed.


Read a book about what it's like to be one of these clones

Sounds like a good read.


Isn't that why people have children?

Jnei Level 8 June 22, 2018

LOL - it's a thought.

Sadly, some people actually do have children for that sort of reason - generally for a sibling. Parent-child matches rarely work for organ transplants and often not even for blood transfusions.

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