Posted on Saturday, 3 March, 2012 | 60 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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A Russian entrepreneur is developing a means with which to allow a human to inhabit a robot.
Dmitry Itskov has hired 30 scientists to work on the technology that could see a human mind being 'downloaded' in to a robot where it could theoretically live forever. "This project is leading down the road to immortality," he said. "A person with a perfect Avatar will be able to remain part of society. People don't want to die."
"Itskov's project "Avatar" is similar to the Pentagon's own project "Avatar" which envisions surgically transplanting human consciousness to a robot body."