I’m a dreamer and I often find my mind drifting 50+ years into the future, along the borders of science fiction and science fact. I love science, yet I'm not the most science minded individual. My true passion is in business and utilizing/developing advanced technology. To be more specific my dream job is being a Space Station Commander of a company that is working towards overcoming the challenges of living on a space station with the intent of deploying multiple stations throughout our solar system and beyond... no, I'm not joking! Unfortunately, I'm many years away from ever coming close to working for, let alone managing a company that has what it takes to strive to achieve such a lofty goal. I’m also very stubborn when it comes to people telling me that we CAN’T (I hate that word!) do something when we haven’t actually tried doing it and put some serious effort into it. Even if I never come close to achieving my goal, it’s because of people who dream big and strive to make their dreams come true that have and continue to make advances in science and technology.
One of the things that crossed my mind years ago is transplanting a brain into another body; not original, but the means to successfully do so may soon become science fact. The technology and experience required to do this successfully may be beyond my lifetime, but it’s an interesting thought and I’m sure one day we’ll manage to pull it off. Imagine SRS being a brain transplant into a woman’s body that you had designed for you. There would be no hormones, no genital reconstruction, no FFS, no vocal training/surgery, and you become a cisgender woman with the memories and experience of being a man. Would you do it? Should you do it? For those of you ladies of faith, how would/could you reconcile this change with your deity the same way you do by modifying your body with hormones? If you believe in the soul, what about the soul of the body you’d be taking over?
Taking things in a different direction, when we get further into genetic engineering we’ll probably be able to prevent gender dysphoria in the first place. Is this even a good idea and should we do it? Perhaps that would be unnecessary and undesirable assuming future transgender people grow up in an accepting society and allowed to explore their desired gender openly from the beginning. Personally, I think being able to live life as both genders is an overall positive experience (once you come to terms with the countless years of psychological pain anyway), so it’s more of a social issue than a “problem” of having it to begin with.
As I grind through college and try to forge my new path in life (since I can no longer serve in the Army, despite an honorable discharge) these are some of the things I find interesting and think about. My mind was kind of burned out for the day when I came across this article about brain transplants and got in my creative and philosophical mood. The article is too long to post on here, but if you’re up for a good read, here it is: