The future of civilization is in our hands! Address to supporters of the Movement's ideas
Dear friends, fellow thinkers and colleagues,
There are now almost 10,000 participants of the Initiative "2045". But the number of people who share our ideas and values is far greater. Among us are representatives of the most diverse professions, beliefs, and cultures, people of different ages and life experience, living and working all over the world. And if each one of us is starting to work within their fields of competence and to their best ability, then we will soon achieve our common goal.
We propose that achieving cybernetic immortality be recognized as the super task for humanity, and the source of future projects for scientific groups and institutions. We call on you to join in research in the field of creating an artificial brain and body, to move the consciousness to artificial bearers, neuro-interfaces, systems of body-presence, and robotics of the new generation, and also to start the comprehensive and fundamental study of issues of immortality.
Your work on specific projects will create a competitive, creative scientific environment, which leads us to an incredible future, which will give birth to new discoveries!
The future of civilization is in your hands!
Dear figures of culture and art,
By using your creative imagination, you may assist the spiritual, moral, intellectual and technological transformation of humanity!
We call for the dissemination of the idea of immortality by all available artistic means, and the transition to a more fully evolved person, the development of new technologies!
We call on you not to affirm the primitive pop culture of consumption in your work, but rather ideals of trans-humanism, and raise issues of self-improvement, spirituality, new cosmic ethics, and cover topics of the conquest of space, and get people involved in unraveling the secrets of the Universe!
You can inspire millions of people to start to look to the stars, to move towards the future, towards neo-humanity.
Dear politicians and state officials,
We ask you to make the super task of achieving cybernetic immortality a priority for your country, as a way of emerging from the international crisis through an innovative technological breakthrough.
By honestly serving the country and the people, you can assist the development and introduction of advanced innovative technologies, which will make it possible to achieve a breakthrough in science and technology, and thus ensure your country’s leading position on the international stage!
Dear journalists and employees of the media,
Let us develop new values, ideas and goals together, and create a new world focused on constant development, and moving ahead, into the future – into a world that is ruled by spirituality, science, high culture and ethics. A world that consists of wise, free, happy and immortal people who will be serve by new-generation super-technologies.
Science today urgently needs to popularize its achievements, it needs information support of new ideas and tasks, the formation of a positive image of the future, in which technologies play a dominant role. Humanity must not be afraid of a technological future, for people are only afraid of things that they do not understand.
Dear journalists, it is in your power to show how far science has moved ahead, and the incredible discoveries that still await us.
Dear businessmen and entrepreneurs,
The social responsibility of business can not only be shown in the form of charity, but also in the support of scientific developments, which are directed towards the good of all of humanity. Today, you have a unique chance to do invaluable benefit for your country, for the entire world, and leave your name in world history!
We call on you to pay attention to the strategic importance of the steady and targeted financing of developments of scientists in the field of immortality and the artificial body, which if successful may give all the people of the Earth the freedom from diseases, old age and death.
Investment in leading innovative developments – nano-technology, android robotics, new energy sources – this is not only an investment in the future of human civilization, but also a profitable business strategy!
Revered ministers of religion, priests, spiritual teachers, mentors of humanity,
Making the transition from the mortal and limited person to a person who is immortal and God-like is the main goal of any religion. This transition, we believe, will be possible for humanity if science and religion help each other, pursuing a common great goal.
Your blessings, wise advice and support will always be our guiding lights in creating a future immortal neo-humanity!
We ask you to give your spiritual, moral and intellectual support to the noble ideals of the Movement, indicating moral values and strategic and philosophical guidelines, and the outlines of the future immortal neo-humanity.
Dmitry Itskov, "2045" Initiative,
/ About us
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”.