Dmitry Itskov, a Russian mogul, recently launched the "2045 Initiative
". His main goal is to promote the development of technology aimed at achieving immortality. As shown in the image above, the project has very ambitious milestones that can be arguably a bit too optimistic.
The initiative expects to be able to produce an android (humanoid robot with human appearance) by 2015 which would be controlled by brain-computer interface (BCI). The project then goes on to more ambitious goals of producing more advanced avatars which would make it possible to "backup" and augment the "human essence".
Do you want to be immortal? Would you be willing to live as a robot? And most importantly, would you invest in this project?Leave a comment and tell us how do you see the future of human longevity.