Billionaire entrepreneur offering ‘immortality’ - for a fee.
Russian media entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov has launched a research project called ‘Avatar’, which aims to allow customers to live forever, initially through brain transplants, and later by ‘downloading’ an entire human personality at the end of your life.
He has initially contacted billionaires listed in Forbes magazine to try and canvas interest - and cash - to continue the project.
The initiative is opening its San Francisco office this summer, and will be launching a social media project connecting scientists around the world.
‘The 2045 team is working towards creating an international research center where leading scientists will be engaged in research and development in the fields of anthropomorphic robotics, living systems modeling and brain and consciousness modeling with the goal of transferring one’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier and achieving cybernetic immortality,’ says Itskov’s official site.
‘Such research has the potential to free you, as well as the majority of all people on our planet, from disease, old age and even death.’