July 30, 2012 - A Russian mogul desires to achieve cybernetic immortality for humans inside the next 33 years. He's pulled with each other a group intent on creating completely functional holographic human
avatars that house our artificial brains. Now he's asking billionaires to support fund the advancements necessary along the way.
The man behind the 2045 Initiative, described as a nonprofit organization, is a Russian named Dmitry Itskov. The ambitious timeline he's laid out requires creating distinct avatars. First a robotic copy that's controlled remotely through a brain interface. Then one in which a human brain can be transplanted at the finish of life. The subsequent could house an artificial human brain, and finally we'd have holographic avatars containing our intelligence much like the movie "Surrogates".
The project's ultimate goal is to save people from suffering and death. While there are smart experts involved, that's no guarantee that human immortality is even a goal worth pursuing. Anyone caught up in the vampire mania that's punctured popular culture has pondered whether, given a choice, you'd actually want to live forever.
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Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov is courting the world's richest individuals to help him in conquering death. Itskov, a 33 year-old, can afford to wait but the billionaires he approaches have an average age of 66, meaning they may be looking for shorter-term solutions to living longer - much longer.
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