Russian Project Offers Immortality To Billionaires

Interested in a second life as a robot? The goal is to achieve the ability to upload an individual’s mind into an artificial surrogate, and offer it as a service to the planet’s richest individuals in a decade or so. Via the Daily Mail:

A Russian entrepreneur who heads a hi-tech research project called ‘Avatar’ has contacted billionaires to offer them immortality. Dmitry Itskov claims he will personally oversee their immortality process, in exchange for an undisclosed fee. Itskov, a media entrepreneur, claims to have hired 30 scientists to reach this goal – and aims to transplant a human brain into a robot body within 10 years.

“You have the ability to finance the extension of your own life up to immortality. Our civilization has come very close to the creation of such technologies: it’s not a science fiction fantasy. It is in your power to make sure that this goal will be achieved in your lifetime,” says Itskov in a letter delivered to billionaires listed in Forbes magazine.

The initiative is opening its San Francisco office this summer, and will be launching a social media project connecting scientists around the world.

‘The next effort of science will be to create a new body for the human being,’ says Itskov, speaking at the Global Future 2045 conference. ‘It will have a perfect brain-machine interface to allow control and a human brain life support system so the brain can survive outside the body.’

, , , , ,

  • SmokinTokinJokinBrit

    remind everyone of religion? give us all your money now and we promise you eternal life when you die. seems legit to me 

  • http://www.facebook.com/KaneVonDoom Kane VonDoom

    I want to call “BS” but the concept is very feasible and they’re opening an office this summer…

    Interesting to see what will come of it.

  • Camron Wiltshire

    http://www.corbettreport.com/episode-217-against-technocracy/We are told that an elite class of experts (or perhaps some benevolent supercomputers) can transform our world of want and despair into a world of milk and honey. But this is not a new idea, and it has always been propounded by the very elites who have put the current system into place. Join us in this week’s edition of The Corbett Report as we go digging up the roots and examining the fruits of elite-sponsored technocracy.Creepy shit indeed. Respect to James Corbett.  

  • Anarchy Pony

    Yay! Actual physicalization of class! There’s no way that could be a bad idea.

    • Jin The Ninja

      ninja zombie-slayers, gooooooo!

      • Anarchy Pony

        They’ll need high frequency blades like Raiden’s in MGS4.

        • Jin The Ninja

          agreed.

  • http://wearechangeatlanta.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    Just posting something to see if my Avatar will work.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    So if this guy succeeds in keeping a brain alive and getting some sort of signal out of it that can be almost understood as a person, can that brain sue for false advertising?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Brains are people too, friend.

      • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

        then so are corporations… right?

        • Anarchy Pony

          According to the crazi- I, uh, mean highest court in the land.

  • Jyu Viole Grace

    The guys… an idiot

  • Dough Planet

    Gee, the extremely rich are such an overwhelming force for good as it is, I can’t even imagine how great it would be for all of us if they were immortal too!

    Oh, wait…

  • Le Me

    Great stuff … or story for that matter … cuz the main problem is this … 
    The human body deteriorates by effects of living on earth itself.
    So even if you substitute the “body” with a machine, the brain tissue will still degenerate … 
    But i wish a lot of these billionaires will send this guy cash … the Russians sure know how to party … 
    Who would want to live forever anyways … rofl 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000110073910 Ryno Bones

    I would sign a hundred or so year work contract with a company if they financed my immortality-bot.

21
More in Futurism, immortality, Life, mind uploading, Science & Technology
Ray Kurzweil On How We Will Live Forever Beginning In Twenty Years

Don't get hit by a bus before 2029 arrives. Interviewed via the Sun, is Ray Kurzweil's optimistic two-decade time frame perhaps influenced by his own advancing age (61)? He says:...

Close