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Dmitry Itskov plans immortality by 2045
July 30, 2012 | 25 comments
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The Russian mogul has set in motion a plan to achieve cybernetic immortality within 33 years.
Known as the '2045 initiative', Itskov and his team have laid out an ambitious time line that would see them transplant a brain in to an artificial body by 2020, the creation of an artificial brain by 2030 and the creation of a holographic body by 2040. The project's ultimate goal, tentatively scheduled for 2045, would be to transfer a human mind in to a holographic body.
Itskov recently wrote an open letter to several of the world's billionaires inviting them to finance what would essentially lead to their own immortality and offering to coordinate their own personal immortality projects for free.
A Russian mogul wants to achieve cybernetic immortality for humans within the next 33 years. He's pulled together a team intent on creating fully functional holographic human avatars that house our artificial brains. Now he's asking billionaires to help fund the advancements needed along the way.
Source: Discovery News
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