Russian businessman seeks support from millionaires to achieve immortality
The founder of the Initiative 2045 , the Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov, issued a call to the 1,153 members of the list of billionaires by Forbes magazine to collaborate with their project to achieve immortality storing our minds on holographic avatars for the year 2045.
“Many of you who have accumulated great wealth by his business success now support science, the arts and charities. I make a call to recognize the vital importance of funding scientific research in the field of cybernetic immortality and artificial bodies. These investigations have the potential to free them-like the majority of the population of our planet-from disease, old age or death, “he wrote in his letter Itskov.
Inspired by the movie James Cameron’s Avatar , Itskov decided he wanted to achieve immortality and assembled a team of researchers to develop the prototype of a humanoid Robot that can be controlled by the Brain as the first stage of its plan expected to be completed by 2020 , a goal not too far because it has been shown that monkeys can control a robotic arm to the brain , while the Pentagon is working on a similar project .
The second stage, which will be between 2020 and 2025, will be transplanted, after the death of the physical body a human brain to robot developed in the first stage. The third phase will be to create an artificial brain capable of holding an awareness by 2035, and finally by 2045, the idea is to have a holographic Avatar completely replace the physical robot.
The project, which even has the permission of the Dalai Lama may be a source of many technological innovations even though in the first instance is a benefit for billionaires: In your letter Itskov told to “invest in business today will provide more million, but also have the ability to finance the extension of their own lives to immortality. Our civilization is already very close to creating this technology, not a fantasy of Science fiction. In their power to do that we can achieve this goal in the course of their lives. “
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