/ Immortality Corporation Vision
Let me introduce you the Immortality Corporation work schedule.
The schedule is based on the analysis of the already existing research programs of "2045" Initiative Group Members, as well as other scientific communities from Russia and abroad.
Artificial Body Research and Development will be divided into several tracks, to be pursued simultaneously.
The four tracks and their suggested deadlines are optimistic but feasible. This is our program for the next 35 years, and we will do our best to complete it.
The fourth development track seems the most futuristic one. It’s intent is to create a holographic body. Indeed, its creation is going to be the most complicated task, but at the same time could be the most thrilling problem in the whole of human evolution. Perhaps it is the ‘radiant mankind’ Konstantin Tsiolkovsky wrote about.
We are in the process of creating focus groups of experts. Along with these teams, we will prepare goal statements and research programs schedules.
We invite interested specialists to contact us and join the discussion. We welcome your contribution.
- Professor Sergey V.Ph.D. in Chemistry, Head of the Chemical Enzymology Department at the Moscow State University, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Biochemical Physics (Russian Academy of Sciences)
‘An electronic version of the brain is needed. The physical brain, in my opinion, can not be a subject of study, since it is very subtle. But an electronic analog having all the receptor equipment and the same story, incentives, motivation - it might be very interesting...’
- Professor Vyacheslav Y.Ph.D. in Biology, Inventor of the "Bioartificial liver" device
- SergeyHead of the Space Technology and Telecommunications Cluster at the Skolkovo
"I am absolutely convinced that the movement “2045’ happened exactly at the right time and the right place as I believe in the great future for Russia, in her success after temporary difficulties".
- AndersResearcher, science debater, futurist, transhumanist, and author
"... I certainly think that practical benefits of being able to live for ever, if I transmit myself digitally, I will be able to run on bodies which are not biological or enhanced biological and be able to backup copies in case, if something goes wrong, would be enormous. So, I think, that in the future I am hoping to be software..."
- Alexander A.Professor, head of the laboratory in the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology RAS
‘The problem of creating artificial memory devices capable of storing the natural memory of a given individual is, understandably, complex but by no means unsolvable...’
- Viktor YurievichPh.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior Researcher of the V.I.Il`ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (Russian Academy of Sciences), composer, philosopher
“I think that before initiating a radical cyborgization of the brain, you have to find the neural correlate of consciousness. Does it have a physical or purely informational nature in the form of neurosignals? Is there a group of neurons that is directly responsible for consciousness? Or perhaps consciousness is produced by still smaller elements within neurons. . . .”
- Witali L.Doctor of physics and mathematics, Head of the Department of Neuroinformatics at the Center for Optical Neural Technologies of the Scientific Research Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences
' If the job is to be taken seriously, we can get a detailed model of a brain prototype within five years or so. And since many research areas concerned with the subject develop in parallel, it may well be that we can achieve these results even faster...'
- Professor Aleksandr A.Ph.D. in Technical Sciences
‘An artificial mechanical body will have great power and withstand extreme environmental conditions: high temperature, pressure, radiation, space...’
- Mikhail Y.Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Heat-Resistant Thermoplastics Laboratory at ISPM (Russian Academy of Sciences), creator of nanosensor neurologic ‘Electronic nose’ system
‘When creating an artificial human, we need to add an emotional trend to the predominant robotics one. It’s an all-inclusive idea, and it’s in the air...’
- NickPhD, Professor of Oxford University, co-founder (with David Pearce) of the World Transhumanist Association
"The digital path [of extreme longevity] would be, if we could develop technology eventually to do human whole brain emulation, where we would create a very detailed model of a particular human brain and then emulate that in the computer, where we would have an indefinite life span potential, we could make backup copies and so forth..."
- Professor Boris K.Ph.D. in Medicine, Head of the Cells and Tissues Growth Laboratory of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics (Russian Academy of Sciences)
“For skin on a cyborg, you simply need to create a nutrition system. And basically . . . we are not really complex in design! There are only a few systems: the circulatory system carries oxygen and nutrients; the excretory system extirpates the waste. The rest is end-effectors. To begin we can create a very simple living organism—then, later, more complex systems. . . .”
- MaximRussian futurologist writer, journalist
"This is something that nobody in the world could pass up. Creation of super- and posthuman, I believe, is a gaining of new strength while saving from degeneration and extinction, . This could potentially make Russia the world leader…’