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Free Thinking as a Principle of the Movement

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.


Dmitry Itskov's Response to a Series of Media Publications Regarding Religion

The following is a reply from the "2045" Initiative founder, Dmitry Itskov, to a number of media publications responding to Interfax Agency's May 5, 2011 message, “A group of Russian scientists plan to recruit an Orthodox priest to the project of creating a cyborg”:


Project 'Immortality 2045' - Russian Experience

Report of the "2045" Strategic Social Initiative founder Dmitry Itskov at the Singularity Summit 2011 on October 15th in New York.


Working Groups Formed for Avatar Sub-Projects

The second meeting of the working group developing “Body A” for the Avatar project took place on July 1, 2011.


Russian Ministry of Education and Science Voices Support for “Russia 2045”

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has acknowledged the positive role played by the Russia 2045 movement and the social utility of its initiatives.


"Russia 2045" Plan for Radical Life Extension with Cybernetic Technology (Presentation)

This wide-scale technology project will require appropriate development of ethics, culture and thinking to allow sustainable technological evolution during the development process and after the immortality technology is created.


Steven Seagal Asks Russian PM Vladimir Putin’s Support in Immortality Research

Moscow, Russia / May 16, 2011 / Renowned actor and martial artist Steven Seagal has written an open letter to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, asking the Prime Minister’s support of the “Russia 2045” movement that aims to make Russia the center of immortality and artificial body research. According to Seagal, “Russia 2045” by using and developing new technologies hopes to significantly improve the quality of life and make humans immortal by the year 2045.


Timour Shchoukine, "2045" Initiative Coordinator in Russia, About Technology and Human Development

Are cyborgs able to grow spiritually? Who will be the first to get an artificial body? Is "2045" Initiative an inhumane project? Here is "2045" Initiative Coordinator in Russia Timour Shchoukine’s standpoint.


Dmitry Itskov about “Russia 2045” and religion

Dear friends, watching the discussion on the "Russia 2045" forum around the theme of religion and faith in God, I decided to outline my opinion on this matter, and hopefully, my colleagues from the initiative group will support me.

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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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