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If transforming into a cybernetic humanoid robot sounds like the thing for you, Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov's 2045 Initiative could use a little help from your personal chequing account in order to fund his dream of humans becoming immortal. The 31-year-old claims he has assembled a team of top scientists to work on the initiative — a six-stage project that would ultimately see our brains housed in a fully functional holographic human avatar by the year 2045. Itskov claims his idea will "free" the majority of people on the planet from "disease, old age and even death" through advanced neuroscience, nanotechnology and android robotics.
"DARPA (The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is already working on it via a program called 'Avatar'... through which the Pentagon hopes to create a brain-machine interface that will allow soldiers to control bipedal human surrogate machines remotely with their minds," the network reports, citing an article from Popular Science magazine.
Originally posted by Druscilla
Post-human migration to surrogate replacement android bodies sounds cool.
It wouldn't impact population much since anyone joining the ranks of 'immortality' would be giving up their biological body, and the ability to reproduce. Further, and android surrogate replacement body wouldn't necessarily require the same kinds and sorts of resources for sustained 'living' as a person's natural body.
I'd certainly love the chance to go on living forever.
From the perspective of the rich, there wouldn't necessarily be any advantages in not allowing the average masses of regular people to have access to this either.
Everyone being allowed to migrate to an android body for the chance of 'immortality' would create a market for replacement parts, software upgrades, accessories, specialized attachments/features/abilities, and a whole new niche for making money off of the newly immortal.
For instance the 'basic' model replacement android body doesn't come with sex parts, or synthetic skin, or wireless communication, and only has a limited capacity short term power supply, where if someone wants to upgrade, they can do so at the initial order for cheaper, or much later at a little more extra expense for purchase of upgrades piecemeal.
Further, people migrating over to surrogate android replacement bodies could rejoin the workforce and possibly even out perform their natural biological coworkers, making the newly 'immortal' android migrants a valuable addition to competitive business.
It looks like such a proposition, if ever possible, feasible, and successful would be a win, win, for everyone concerned.
It'd be like new cars for everyone, everyone that can afford them, where the wealthy have the latest coolest most accessorized models, and regular people get by with consumer level bodies, slaves to constant maintenance routines, and replacement parts for the shoddy consumer level equipment they're stuck with.
Originally posted by r2d246
You're already immortal. Everyone was made immortal. Only the body dies. After that the soul goes on to live for eternity in heaven or hell.
Originally posted by r2d246
I GOT A NEWS FLASH FOR YOU....
You're already immortal. Everyone was made immortal. Only the body dies. After that the soul goes on to live for eternity in heaven or hell. Whether you believe that or not is up to you. The point is everyone is already immortal.