What looked like Science Fiction only a few years ago might becoming to a hospital in China within our lifetime. The Chinese government is spending millions of dollars funding this type of research which has occurred in mice and they are beginning to look at primates as well. If this does occur many ethical questions should be asked first such as.
(1) How will the bodies be chosen for the heads to be placed on?
(2) Who will be able to retain such surgery?
(3) If the body is involved in a criminal activity will we be able to determine whether the head on top is truly responsible?
(4) Does the soul move from the old body to the new body?