Practical Applications of "Avatar" Technology
Do you remember The Surrogates movie? It perfectly demonstrates the abilities of a mind-controlled artificial human body, or an avatar. It is what our project is all about. The Surrogates’ screenwriters were not consistent enough (probably due to the lack of imagination) in the evolution of their ideas. There is no doubt that the mankind needs an avatar.
Russian avatar - a mind-controlled artificial body - may be created in as little as 3-5 years if the government and the business are interested in, according to the contemporary scientists.
Avatars For Rescuers And Firemen
Even the top notch robots don’t have a sufficient level of artificial intelligence and can’t replace humans performing dangerous jobs like soldiering or space travel. Avatars don’t have such a problem, they don’t need any intelligence at all because they are artificial bodies controlled by humans.
The Japanese created walking and dancing robots which, unfortunately, could not help them in the liquidation of the recent nuclear disaster. The workers had to risk their lives and receive deadly amounts of radiation while fixing the problem. They could have been sitting at home, 1500 miles away, and extinguishing the fire by the means of a remote artificial body (i.e. an avatar). Avatars may save lives!
Avatars for Police, Secret Services and The Department of Defense - the Revolution in War Fighting
The people of the future will not take direct part in battles themselves not to risk their lives and health. Avatars will let soldiers defend the world from terrorists and other threats being hundreds and thousands miles away from them. The soldiers won’t be wounded, kidnapped or killed. They won’t need food or housing, either.
Avatars are faster and stronger than the most prominent soldiers. They might be useful for police officers involved in hostages release operations as well. The officers will obtain power, stamina and speed beyond the reach of a man without risking their lives!
The Revolution in Space Discovery
With an avatar, a man will no longer have to sacrifice neither comfort, nor life while in space. His mind-controlled alter ego will perform any task. A man will be able to visit the most distant places of the solar-system, and the Universe, with no risk for himself; if something goes wrong, an avatar might be simply left behind.
An avatar does not need any food, water or air, and this will significantly reduce the cost of a space flight. It means we will afford such challenging projects as colonization of Moon, Mars, Venus, while space tourism will become as usual as a trip to Hawaii.
Revolution in Travelling and Transportation - an Avatar as a Superfast Vehicle
We travel either because of business, or because we want to socialize. Cell phones along with the Internet are authors of the communication revolution, avatars will bring it to the new level. It is already possible to talk with a person from the other side of the globe; an avatar will enable you to act in any part of the world!
If you rent an avatar in America or in the UK, you will immediately move to these countries without air flights and jet lags and may work, meet with people, visit banks and offices, make appointments, etc.
Avatar As A Remote Work Method - Labor Revolution
Avatars will drastically change the main sphere of activity - labor. The owner of an avatar will not have to visit a school, a plant or an office. He will send his avatar instead. He will be sitting at home with a cup of tea and controlling the work of the avatar with his mind.
An avatar will be particularly irreplaceable for those who perform hard and hazardous jobs. All those heavers, submariners, industrial climbers, polar explorers, oil platform and nuclear power plants workers will have to do is to connect to their avatars. These strong and powerful artificial bodies will carry out their tasks in a better and safer way then people do today.
Show Business and Cosmetology Revolution
Physical appearance was considered extremely important at any times, especially by women. Attractive appearance is crucial for those involved in show business, theatrical and cinematic arts. It is one of the main dreams of kings and queens, pop stars and actors, not to say for the rest of the mankind. An avatar makes this dream come true. Anyone may look young, slim and pretty even in his older years.
Disabled Recovery Revolution
The Internet revolution has greatly helped the handicapped persons who could not move or talk. But their bodies continue to limit them. With a mind-controlled avatar the disabled would get access to all the opportunities healthy people have, and could perform any job, even the hardest one.
Medicine And Gerontology Revolution
The creation of the avatars will raise a lot of new questions for medicine. Why not transfer the mind into an avatar, not as in the Surrogates movie, but forever? Why not to make it in the end of life, for example, at the age of 80 years? Perhaps, someone would like to make this transfer earlier - at the age of 70, 50, 40 or 30 years? Why not, if a safe technology would be created? Why spend time and money on drugs and plastic surgery, if a body which doesn’t need it can be created? The body which will never get ill, get old or die.
Here we came to a new paradigm of body replacement (with a better copy) instead of having an additional body.
The “Avatar” project is just the beginning, it is a first small step into the future.
Avatar creation would become the first stage of the way to immortality and space expansion. Mankind would be released from the threat of destruction due to wars, earthquakes or other disasters. A man will see the thrilling possibilities an avatar gives him, and will desire to transfer his mind into this immortal artificial body.
After the mind transfer into an artificial body there will be no limits to customize and improve this body, for example, to turn it into a nano-cloud made of millions of nanobots, or into a hologram. This will open a new epoch - an epoch of immortal neo-humans and super-humans. The epoch of a new civilization - the future.
Dmitry Itskov, "2045" Initiative Founder
International Manifesto of the "2045" Strategic Social Initiative
Mankind has turned into a consumer society standing at the edge of a total loss of the conceptual guidelines necessary for further evolution. The majority of people are almost exclusively absorbed in merely maintaining their own comfortable lives.
Modern civilization, with its space stations, nuclear submarines, iPhones and Segways cannot save mankind from the limitations in the physical abilities of our bodies, nor from diseases and death.
We are not satisfied with modern achievements of scientific and technical progress. Science working for the satisfaction of consumer needs will not be able to ensure a technological breakthrough towards a radically different way of life.
We believe that the world needs a different ideological paradigm. Within its framework it is necessary to form a major objective capable of pointing out a new direction for the development of all mankind and ensuring the achievement of a scientific and technical revolution.
The new ideology should assert, as one of its priorities, the necessity of using breakthrough technology for an improvement of man himself and not only of his environment.
We believe that it is possible and necessary to eliminate aging and even death, and to overcome the fundamental limits of the physical and mental capabilities currently set by the restrictions of the physical body.
Scientists from various countries in the world are already developing technology that ensures the creation of an artificial human body prototype within the next decade. We believe the biggest technological project of our times will become the creation of such artificial human body and a subsequent transfer of individual human consciousness to such a body.
Implementation of this technological project will inevitably result in an explosive development of innovations and global changes in our civilization and will improve human life.
We believe that before 2045 an artificial body will be created that will not only surpass the existing body in terms of functionality, but will achieve perfection of form and be no less attractive than the human body. People will make independent decisions about the extension of their lives and the possibilities for personal development in a new body after the resources of the biological body have been exhausted.
The new human being will receive a huge range of abilities and will be capable of withstanding extreme external conditions easily: high temperatures, pressure, radiation, lack of oxygen, etc. Using a neural-interface humans will be able to operate several bodies of various forms and sizes remotely.
We suggest the implementation of not just a mechanistic project to create an artificial body, but a whole system of views, values and technology which will render assistance to humankind in intellectual, moral, physical, mental and spiritual development.
We invite all interested specialists: scientists, politicians, mass media personalities, philosophers, futurologists and businessmen to join the "2045" strategic social initiative. We welcome all who share our vision of the future and are ready to make the next jump.
The main objectives of our movement are:
1. To achieve the support of the International community and create conditions for international co-operation of interested specialists around the "2045" Initiative.
2. To create an international research center for cybernetic immortality to advance practical implementations of the main technical project – the creation of the artificial body and the preparation for subsequent transfer of individual human consciousness to such a body.
3. To engage experts in the selection and support of the most interesting projects in the quest to ensure technological breakthroughs.
4. To support innovative industries and create special scientific education programs for schools and institutes of higher education.
5. To create educational programs for television, radio and internet, to hold forums, conferences, congresses and exhibitions, and to establish awards and produce books, movies and computer games with the view of raising the profile of the initiative and spreading its ideas.
6. To form a culture connected with the ideology of the future, promoting technical progress, artificial intellect, “multi-body”, immortality, and cyborgization.
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