Can "Cybernetic Immortality" become reality?
When we think of "cybernetic immortality" we think of the subject of some #Science fiction movie or novel. However, a Russian billionaire is 100% convinced that this can be possible. Could the transfer of the consciousness into a computer offer us immortality?
Dmitry Itskov, a Russian entrepreneur aged 35 years old aims to stay alive forever and he hopes to make immortality possible in the next 30 years. That is why he created the "2045 Initiative Foundation" -- an organization that works with scientists to develop a technology called cybernetic immortality that would make people live forever. They have a goal to accomplish this in the next few decades. Through this technology Itskov wants to make life possible like a holographic immortal "avatar." The 2045 Initiative Foundation was founded by Dmitry Itskov in 2011 and it became the subject of a BBC documentary called "The Immortalist."
Could humans live forever?
The billionaire said he is 100% sure that they will achieve their goal of living forever in the next 30 years. According to the 2045 Initiative Foundation's website they want to build "avatars" until 2020. These avatars will be robots that can be controlled by mind power and the feedback will be sent to the user's brain through a brain-computer interface.
Itskov said that the goal of his foundation for the next 5 years is to create an avatar which will be transplanted into the human brain after the death of that person. The scientists who work for this foundation are sure that they will be able to create these artificial avatars by 2035 and the hologram avatar until 2045.
This technology could start a new era for humanity
There is a debate in the scientific community whether the human brain's complexity can be replicated in a machine. Moreover, the ambitious goal of the 2045 Initiative Foundation is based on the discoveries that scientists didn't make yet and that they are still very far away from achieving. Despite all these obstacles, Itskov has already begun planning the digital immortality. He says he will be able to live in several bodies in different forms. Some of them will live on Earth and some of them in space and time.