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Russian billionaire’s plan for immortality by 2045 includes turning us into cyborgs
Electronic Products ^ | 4/1/13 | Nicolette Emmino

Posted on 04/05/2013 9:53:28 AM PDT by null and void

This article was posted on 04/01/2013

Russian billionaire’s plan for immortality by 2045 includes turning us into cyborgs

Technology may be advancing, but it doesn’t change the fact that the human body is limited. Eventually, human beings die.

 

Maybe immortality sounds like science fiction, especially when thinking about cyborgs, avatars, and robots, but for one Russian man, living forever in a machine’s body is the future, and it’s not so far away.

 
After Dmitry Itskov made a fortune as founder of a web publishing company, New Media Stars, he began thinking about the meaning of life and consciousness. Last February, Itskov gathered 30 top Russian scientists and created the “2045” Initiative in an attempt to make sense of it all and overcome the limitations of the human body.

 The 2045 Initiative plan. (Image via 2045 Initiative)


 The goal of the 2045 project is cybernetic immortality in about 30 years and features a number of “life-extension” projects.

  

How we will become immortal

 
The first phase of the avatar project is to create a humanoid robot, or avatar, along with a state-of-the-art brain-computer interface system. Then, a life-support system for the human brain needs to be developed and connected to the avatar. Next, the team of scientists needs to create an artificial brain to transfer original, individual consciousness into the avatar. A final goal that is a further off is the creation of hologram bodies that the 2045 initiative refers to as “bodies of light.”

 

The avatars will comprise software packages of artificial intelligence so the development of consciousness will really involve updating software.

 

The future

The brain transplant will not be the final solution to immortality, but will provide time for scientists to further develop technology and make it possible for a person’s consciousness to transfer to a fully non-biological carrier. In the meantime, it could benefit those with disabilities. (Imagine a paralyzed person regaining the ability to walk or a blind person seeing).

 

Itskov and supporters envision a life where these avatars can be used to replace humans that work in dangerous professions such as policemen and firefighters to eliminate risk of death.

 
According to the 2045 website, one day technologies such as phones and computers that currently exist outside of the body could be included right inside of the avatar.

 

Your avatar existence may actually be affordable, too. The group plans for mass production that will make them as affordable, efficient, and cost effective as today’s cars.

 

 The 2045 Initiative envisions futuristic possibilities similar to those in the James Cameron movie, Avatar.

 
The project is based on studies by the Russian scientist Vladimir Deikhov, who specializes in organ transplantation.

 
Last month, Itskov wrote a letter to the United Nations, asking for support in this initiative.

 
“We believe that to move to a new stage of human evolution, mankind vitally needs a scientific revolution coupled with significant spiritual changes, inseparably linked, supplementing and supporting of each other. The vector of future development provided by technological advancement should assist the evolution of the consciousness of humanity, the individual and society, and be the transition to neo-humanity,” Itskov stated in the letter.


The 2045 Initiative will a hold a two-day conference in New York on June 15-16 to address the new strategy for human evolution. The conference will showcase technologies that are not yet available to the public.


Learn more about your future immortality on the 2045 website.
Read more about the goals of 2045 in the UN letter. Download it below.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Russia
KEYWORDS: billionaires; dmitryitskov; globalrulers; hungergames; immortality; longevity; nwo; obamabrainmoney; russia; science; singularity; skynet
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An Obama and Hillary!™ who never die!...
1 posted on 04/05/2013 9:53:28 AM PDT by null and void
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2 posted on 04/05/2013 9:55:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: null and void

I think they already did this with Jimma Carter.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 9:56:26 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: null and void

Actually this is one of my ideas for interstellar space flight. Advanced robotics with downloaded human intelligence.

If you can achieve that level of technology you should be able to separate the intelligence from the personality. The intelligence can monitor ship systems for thousands of years as the personality can sleep in the robot to be recombined and awakened at the destination. Such a ship could carry frozen embryos of mankind and the human robots can raise and teach the first generations elsewhere.

Just the sort of thing I ponder.

There are also ethical concerns about it that I ponder.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 10:04:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: null and void
Oh, I don't know. There's also Major Motoko Kusanagi to bear in mind:
5 posted on 04/05/2013 10:09:20 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: null and void
An agent from the government or a company like Apple comes up to you with a friend of yours who has been turned into a cyborg.

He asks you if you want to upgrade your body and become a cyborg too.

You wonder if that really is still your friend in the cyborg body and pepper him with a lot of questions.

His answers seem rather convincing: he remembers certain things that no one else could know, but he also has some memory lapses that seem all too human.

Do you agree to the upgrade? Is that still really your friend?

6 posted on 04/05/2013 10:12:14 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: null and void

“City” - clifford d. simack.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 10:12:39 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: null and void
Nein, danke.
8 posted on 04/05/2013 10:13:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: null and void
Read a little Kurtzweil and you can do it to.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 10:13:25 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: null and void
Is a computer a human being? No.

It isn't a tough question.

Can a human being be aided by mechanical parts? Yes.

Will a robot ever fully mimic a human being? Maybe.

But will a robot every BE a human being? No.

10 posted on 04/05/2013 10:14:38 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Ten years ago, I would have said ‘yes’ without a moment’s hesitation.

Today?

Not so much.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 10:15:42 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: null and void

Why would anyone want to live forever?


12 posted on 04/05/2013 10:16:39 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Would I rather have R. Daneel Olivaw as a friend than nearly every genetic human I’ve ever known?

Yes.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: stuartcr

For some it is so they never have to be judged by God.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 10:19:29 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: camle

City. Wow, I haven’t read that for a looong time. I loved that book.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 10:19:48 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

But what if it’s a robot with a fully functional and organic human brain?


16 posted on 04/05/2013 10:20:08 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: null and void

Honestly, if the Lord waits another hundred years and seeing the exponential growth in medical breakthroughs, where do you think we will be in a hundred years regarding human mortality and health by then?

My take: Man will acquire the technology to make himself immortal within 40 years or less. The question will be, do we want to be?

We are already seeing a glimpse of the moral cunnundrums this is creating. It will only get many, many times worse.

This is actually one of the reasons I believe the Lord’s return is imminent.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 10:21:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: null and void

18 posted on 04/05/2013 10:23:05 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

My take on the star trek transporter:

It breaks you up into billions of pieces, effectively killing you. It reassembles an exact copy that, if it is alive, has no human soul and no intelligence.

But you are still dead.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 10:23:37 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: MarineBrat

read it in the seventh grade the first time. it kinda sticks. that was circa 1968... around teh time ‘the time tunnel’ was on


20 posted on 04/05/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: null and void

And an Army of Freepers who never die to whine about Bill and Hillary!!!

I would take Option B, until my human brain kicked the bucket, then my soul would go into heaven, but before my brain died I would take weekly backups so I (my memories etc but not soul) would be re-born as a souless robot that would exist to stick a fork into the eyes of every liberal robot i cam across :)

I think we should embrace this tech it would make colonizing places like the moon VERY VERY easy!!! Imagine a suburban setting where you look up and sky is black and there is no air (so you have to use short range radio to emulate sound) and people and family are all robots working on the moon going about their lives and maybe building habitats for the more squishy still living humans that have life support systems!

I like this idea, but if Robot “reborn” humans have voting rights we better embrace this tech or the dims will take over for good, we need to be thinking about upgrading the freepers!


21 posted on 04/05/2013 10:43:41 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: null and void
The first person to survive significantly longer than 100 years will probably be just a brain and partial spinal cord connected to support equipment and input/output interface gear.

There is no need to remove the brain from the head and no need to transplant into a robotic body.

The critical thing is connecting the brain to external computer gear. What good would extended life be without sight/hearing/touch/taste/smell ? We don't have the tech just now to handle the interfacing but it's coming along quickly.

A brain could be kept alive for a time now without a body... but without I/O there is no point.

At some point it will be possible to grow a new body and place the brain within it. Nanotechnology will enable such things. Surgical skills are far too crude to connect a brain to a new body..it will take nano robotic skills to do such things. Human hands are much too crude and slow for such advanced work. Once nanotech enables working at the cellular level then almost anything is possible...nerve repair, organ and limb rebuilding..etc.

Once the modern digital computer was conceived we were set on a path to immortality. Thanks go to these two guys :-)

The computer is an amplifier for the human mind... it will allows us to do amazing things...the technology is still in its infancy.

22 posted on 04/05/2013 10:46:27 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: null and void
Wasn't there a Big Bang Theory episode on this


23 posted on 04/05/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: stuartcr

With the way this country is going I am glad I have an expiration date.


24 posted on 04/05/2013 10:59:06 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cuban leaf
My take on the star trek transporter: It breaks you up into billions of pieces, effectively killing you.

Increasing the distance between your atoms is not equivalent to killing you. Such an increase happens whenever you take a deep breath.

One could say that the totality of those atoms will cease to function as a biological, sentient computer. But this also happens every night, when our bodies switch into mental regeneration mode and are no longer under our control. Is a sleeping man alive? If yes, he is just as alive as grass.

By the way, one of ST:TNG episodes is entirely built around the idea that humans retain consciousness while in transport.

It reassembles an exact copy that, if it is alive, has no human soul and no intelligence.

If the copy is exact then nothing will be lost. If something is lost then the copy is not exact.

As matter of fact, most cells that human bodies are built with do not live forever. They have very short lifespan after which they are replaced with their copies.

In this aspect it is interesting that in ST:TNG transporters are used for transportation, but never for medical purposes. It would be very attractive to make changes in the pattern buffer before reconstituting the person. This would allow to heal *anything* in a second. ST:TNG stories carefully steer around long term storage of human patterns, but the issue did arise in a couple of episodes. It may be that the pattern is of holographic nature, where every bit is affected by all atoms and affects all atoms of the object - so it is computationally difficult to make targeted modifications.

25 posted on 04/05/2013 11:00:07 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: cuban leaf
My take on the star trek transporter: It breaks you up into billions of pieces, effectively killing you. It reassembles an exact copy that, if it is alive, has no human soul and no intelligence. But you are still dead.

Look up the story "Think Like a Dinosaur" -- it covers this exact topic (minus any reference to Star Trek).

26 posted on 04/05/2013 11:03:37 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: tet68

“I think they already did this with Jimma Carter.”

The best thing a politician does is die. Imagine a world where every Senator and dictator lived forever. Imagine a world where liberal actors continue to instruct us on how to live forever. Imagine Jimmy Carter assaulting Israel and embarrassing the United States for the next 300 years. Would young Marines continue to volunteer to fight and die for leaders who will live forever?


27 posted on 04/05/2013 11:05:40 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: null and void

I’m a programmer by trade and I can say one thing, no one creates any software without “removal” functionality. While you are in testing phases, if you are testing the creation process, you need functionality to remove the test creations. Once a system like this is up and going, the chances that they disable the “removal” functionality is next to nil. I wouldn’t ever trust something like that. Just another plan by Dr Evil to control people.


28 posted on 04/05/2013 11:27:48 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: null and void

What could possibly go wrong?


29 posted on 04/05/2013 11:28:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Greysard

Didn’t I read somewhere that no part of your body is more than 8 years old? In the time span, all of your living cells from that point in your life will have died and been replaced by new ones, in most cases many times over. Effectively, we ‘die’ and regenerate several times in a lifetime....


30 posted on 04/05/2013 11:29:07 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Greysard
"In this aspect it is interesting that in ST:TNG transporters are used for transportation, but never for medical purposes."

There is one episode of the New Generation where Dr. Crusher uses the transporter to cancel the effects of some sort of subspace illness that causes its victims to age quickly.

That's all I remember.

Star Trek started getting too silly near the end with all of the deus ex machina that were laying about to solve all of the problems in an instant: replicators, transporters, tachyon beams. Star Trek Voyager was especially keen on using tachyons to reverse time in order to cancel the effects of a disaster and get them out of impossible situations.

Curing all diseases by transporting a person with all of his parts but just minus the disease (e.g. cancer cells, etc.) would eliminate all of the drama.

31 posted on 04/05/2013 11:52:20 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: cuban leaf

My take on the star trek transporter:

It breaks you up into billions of pieces, effectively killing you. It reassembles an exact copy that, if it is alive, has no human soul and no intelligence.

This explain Captain Janeway, No Soul!


32 posted on 04/05/2013 11:55:11 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I like me some Gits!


33 posted on 04/05/2013 11:55:23 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: kevkrom

Then there’s that last bit of the New Generation (or was it Deep Six Nine?) that had two versions of Riker due to a transporter accident.


34 posted on 04/05/2013 11:55:45 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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Star Trek Voyager was especially keen on using tachyons to reverse time in order to cancel the effects of a disaster and get them out of impossible situations.

That's the main reason I gave up on ST:V early in it's run.

The overly-PC crew? Fine, whatever, this is Roddenberryverse, so it's par for the course.

Janeway summoning all of her indignation to produce... a bleat? Whatever.

Resolving the crisis of the week with "temporal anomalies" two ****ing weeks in a row??? Now you're just insulting me.

35 posted on 04/05/2013 12:00:32 PM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Durus

I don’t understand that.


36 posted on 04/05/2013 12:08:37 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Resolute Conservative

Yeah, you’d never get to find out what happens after you die.


37 posted on 04/05/2013 12:11:15 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: null and void

Sheldon Cooper calls it “The Singularity” ...he was working on it as well.


38 posted on 04/05/2013 12:19:00 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: stuartcr
Do you really not understand it or are you saying you don't understand it when you really mean you don't agree with them?

It's related to why a large portion of atheists are atheist. They are terrified that God exists because they knowingly and gleefully are evil and refuse to change their ways. Therefore they decide to "believe" that there is no God.
If someone never dies they will never need to stand before the Lord and be held accountable for their actions.

39 posted on 04/05/2013 12:34:19 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

You really believe that?


40 posted on 04/05/2013 12:55:14 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: null and void

all i know is a blue screen of death could really end up in death.

no thanks. i’d rather either be human and alive when God comes back, or die and join Him and return with Him later on.


41 posted on 04/05/2013 1:05:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: stuartcr

Do I really believe what exactly?


42 posted on 04/05/2013 1:12:15 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Bobalu

Humans via 3D printers.


43 posted on 04/05/2013 1:23:06 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: camle

Didn’t that have a character that taught ants to use tools?


44 posted on 04/05/2013 1:31:00 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: MarineBrat
Didn’t that have a character that taught ants to use tools?

You'd need one of these:


45 posted on 04/05/2013 1:34:14 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: null and void
I don't understand why anybody would want to live forever. Good grief,
when God summons me I'm running away from this shell, gladly.
And never looking back.
46 posted on 04/05/2013 1:57:55 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

How much can a human be reduced until it’s no longer a human being? That’s a puzzler.


47 posted on 04/05/2013 4:23:57 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: null and void

Neo-humanity. As in, no humanity in the new beings.

Here’s another look from the outside...this writer talks about “transhuman” beings. Chilling.

http://naturalsociety.com/looming-future-of-gmo-technology-transhumanism-biocrops/#ixzz2PMWK7jLT


48 posted on 04/05/2013 5:16:22 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: null and void

Of course, humanity may need to become plastic electronic beings if we continue frying God’s Green Earth with chemicals. We’ll for sure run out of food.

Beam me up, Scotty. This is getting just too weird.


49 posted on 04/05/2013 5:18:31 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Durus

Your last line


50 posted on 04/05/2013 5:26:19 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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