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Free Thinking as a Principle of the Movement

To reach a convergence of opinion is probably one of the biggest challenges of social interaction. For some tasks, such as scientific research and predicting future scenarios, it may even be harmful.

Free research, and competing views, opinions, hypotheses and theories provide fertile ground for diversity. Biology shows that diversity is a prerequisite for an ecosystem’s sustainability through change. Similarly, social interaction regarding future development needs to maintain diversity of opinions and points of view.

The Initiative "2045" is not a sect, nor a corporation, nor a political party. The Movement is a living organism. It brings together people who aim to implement various scientific, engineering, psychological and social tasks for human improvement and radical life extension, up to actual immortality.

Among our academic experts and the members of our initiative group there are different viewpoints regarding what methods and mechanisms we might best use to achieve our goal. Being an open social system, the Movement does not put restrictions on the scientific, religious or cultural preferences of its members, providing the members share the key goals of the Movement.

However, some beliefs are common to all members of the Movement.

We believe that human evolution, both biological and spiritual (regardless of what meaning is laid in the latter term) is continuing.

We believe that technological progress leads to, or may contribute to, the development of man and society.

We believe that, despite the fact that assessments of technological revolution's social and political effects vary, genuine creative activity will lead to a better future without fail.

It would be incorrect to assume that each document has collective signature of all our members and experts. For each example there is at least one member who does not agree with the point or its wording.

Some are interested in solving the scientific problem of creating an artificial human body. Others focus on studying individual mental development, or building future scenarios, or creating Forsythes, or looking into the distant future, the one we can not claim anything definite but assume it will be entirely new world with limitless human potential. Yet when it comes to specific technical and social projects, we encourage a project-oriented management style with fully agreed upon goals, objectives and time lines.

We invite all to participate in our multidisciplinary project! One of the main tasks of its current phase is to develop our ability to conduct dialogue and create collaboration. We should define and defend our own attitudes, develop ourselves and others, and engage a frank and constructive discussion. We create a common future while remaining different and unique.

Talk to each other, offer context-appropriate projects to our Program Documents. Evolution is not over yet, and technological revolution will be done by our hands. Take action!

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Founded by Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov in February 2011 with the participation of leading Russian specialists in the field of neural interfaces, robotics, artificial organs and systems.

The main goals of the 2045 Initiative: the creation and realization of a new strategy for the development of humanity which meets global civilization challenges; the creation of optimale conditions promoting the spiritual enlightenment of humanity; and the realization of a new futuristic reality based on 5 principles: high spirituality, high culture, high ethics, high science and high technologies. 

The main science mega-project of the 2045 Initiative aims to create technologies enabling the transfer of a individual’s personality to a more advanced non-biological carrier, and extending life, including to the point of immortality. We devote particular attention to enabling the fullest possible dialogue between the world’s major spiritual traditions, science and society.

A large-scale transformation of humanity, comparable to some of the major spiritual and sci-tech revolutions in history, will require a new strategy. We believe this to be necessary to overcome existing crises, which threaten our planetary habitat and the continued existence of humanity as a species. With the 2045 Initiative, we hope to realize a new strategy for humanity's development, and in so doing, create a more productive, fulfilling, and satisfying future.

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.

An annual congress "The Global Future 2045" is organized by the Initiative to give platform for discussing mankind's evolutionary strategy based on technologies of cybernetic immortality as well as the possible impact of such technologies on global society, politics and economies of the future.


Future prospects of "2045" Initiative for society


The emergence and widespread use of affordable android "avatars" controlled by a "brain-computer" interface. Coupled with related technologies “avatars’ will give people a number of new features: ability to work in dangerous environments, perform rescue operations, travel in extreme situations etc.
Avatar components will be used in medicine for the rehabilitation of fully or partially disabled patients giving them prosthetic limbs or recover lost senses.


Creation of an autonomous life-support system for the human brain linked to a robot, ‘avatar’, will save people whose body is completely worn out or irreversibly damaged. Any patient with an intact brain will be able to return to a fully functioning  bodily life. Such technologies will  greatly enlarge  the possibility of hybrid bio-electronic devices, thus creating a new IT revolution and will make  all  kinds of superimpositions of electronic and biological systems possible.


Creation of a computer model of the brain and human consciousness  with the subsequent development of means to transfer individual consciousness  onto an artificial carrier. This development will profoundly change the world, it will not only give everyone the possibility of  cybernetic immortality but will also create a friendly artificial intelligence,  expand human capabilities  and provide opportunities for ordinary people to restore or modify their own brain multiple times.  The final result  at this stage can be a real revolution in the understanding of human nature that will completely change the human and technical prospects for humanity.


This is the time when substance-independent minds will receive new bodies with capacities far exceeding those of ordinary humans. A new era for humanity will arrive!  Changes will occur in all spheres of human activity – energy generation, transportation, politics, medicine, psychology, sciences, and so on.

Today it is hard to imagine a future when bodies consisting of nanorobots  will become affordable  and capable of taking any form. It is also hard to imagine body holograms featuring controlled matter. One thing is clear however:  humanity, for the first time in its history, will make a fully managed evolutionary transition and eventually become a new species. Moreover,  prerequisites for a large-scale  expansion into outer space will be created as well.


Key elements of the project in the future

• International social movement
• social network immortal.me
• charitable foundation "Global Future 2045" (Foundation 2045)
• scientific research centre "Immortality"
• business incubator
• University of "Immortality"
• annual award for contribution to the realization of  the project of "Immortality”.

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