Dr. Joe Rosen at the Dartmouth Medical Centre believes that within five years he’ll be able to graft extra limbs such as wings and tails to humans. According to a Guardian Unlimited article “When we have a limb amputated, our neural map of that limb gradually fades away; and if we gain a body part, our neural map expands accordingly.” Rosen says “If I were to give you wings, you would develop, literally, a winged brain. Our bodies change our brains, and our brains are infinitely mouldable.”
Full Story: The Guardian: I’m having my wings done
Update: It appears that as of Spring 2007 Dr. Rosen is now more focused on facial reconstructive surgery than these more fringe pursuits.
March 20, 2004 at 9:39 pm
Where do I sign up for a tail?!
I always wanted one, even missed one…
How much and when can I be operated 😉 and after I had mine and it is exactly how I want it, I know 5 other people who’ll stand in line!
Cedrick the tail-less
March 28, 2004 at 1:57 am
Three years left in the count down. Bring on the gargoyles!
March 24, 2005 at 2:01 pm
OMG! Where can I sign up! I’ve always wanted a silver or black fox tail. And black wings would be really cool!
August 23, 2005 at 3:52 am
I’m waiting as well. I’m wondering if you can have the wings to your specifications. Also, can you move your wings at all with possibly borrowing muscles from other areas in your body? Thanks.
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December 29, 2005 at 11:10 pm
you are all idiots
January 7, 2006 at 1:54 am
I’D LOVE A CAT TAIL. I always dreamed of having one… *sigh* If this really does happen, I MUST KNOW. 😀
I was also wondering – the wings wouldn’t be powerful enough to let you fly even the slightest above the ground, would they? Just there like a penguin (only on the back and bird-like)???
Would these be mechanical? It’d most likely have to be mechanical… Unless you found some miraculous way on how to bond animal and human tissue together so it’d actually work and not die off…
January 8, 2006 at 4:04 pm
WOW! O.o! Please let this happen! All my life I’ve wanted wings! Pleaseeeeee, I beg this guy to make it work!
March 31, 2006 at 5:46 pm
the wing technology will only give people wings similar to bat’s wings, flesh. And no one will be able to fly with them, they would just be for show.
As for the tail, Again fleshy, But I think they are working on something to make them prehensile which would be useful, but not likely in our lifetime.
July 3, 2006 at 6:14 pm
I would give my life to have certain animale limbs o.o
1; Great hearing, so I’ll barley get deaf when I get old.
2. A tail, since some days I can have pretty bad balence! XD;
3. I could careless about modifying my normal body parts, I could really careless about ‘rinkles’ under the eyes or any of that natraul junk.
Advancing humans to have extra limbs to help with ordinary lifes and spice things up is a great idea!
And here I thought that when i was older id have to do all the work.
There should be more Doctors around like him!
August 2, 2006 at 2:08 am
That would be the COOOLEST thing ever i mean seriously think of one downside to a tail. You Cant because there isnt lol. I personaly would like an opisible tail so that i may not only hang as well as get extreme balance . The one problem i could find with the whole wing idea is that humans dont have the blood supply / heart muscle/ and lung power to really sustain flight or even to move then not even touching the idea of getting them linked to the brain so u could use it. If this guy can do it though that would be awsome i would GIVE ALL THE MONEY I HAVE
March 8, 2007 at 1:31 am
It would be really nice to have wings. It would be very divine and I would like that.
I hope this is true and hope I can sign up for some ~~WINGS~~!
April 3, 2007 at 10:14 pm
people who want wings dont have disorders. They have a dream to have wings or to be able to fly and if having wings is a close as we can get were going to do it. This is nothing like plastic surgery either. We are not improving ourself or trying to get attention we want them because well… they are cool and beutiful and can be made unique. I say sign me up for the wings and i know many more behind me. Just make sure its safe first.
May 14, 2007 at 4:19 am
hmm?.. i want wings but its quiet impossible because you need to change your chest size to 3 as big i mean like a pyramid (almost) like this
o = the head
|> = the breast 3x
A = the feet
and then you need a wing tale in your butt so you can control when you are flying and if you want a wing its must be like 7 meters (3,5 meters each wings) .. but i really want some wings its soo cool.. be free.. and i live far away from my school.. and if miss the bus.. then i can take my wings instead.. and it dont contaminate the atmosphere
(please write back Paul age 15)