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io9.com / Would you copy your mind to a robotic body-double?


A central theme of the recently concluded GF2045 Congress was the idea of achieving a kind of immortality by transferring our minds to avatars or robots. Indeed, as Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s presentation clearly showed, our robotic doppelgangers will truly be made to look and act like the real thing.


French Tribune / Emergence Of Technology To Download Human Minds On Android


It appears that Itskov's enthusiasm and his money has finally triggered emergence of true computer intelligence. Dmitry Itskov is a rich Russian Internet entrepreneur. He has come with a global methodology to start "a new species free from the limits of biology".


ANI News / Russian Multimillionaire Wants Humans To Become Immortal By 2045


Washington, June 18 (ANI): A Russian tycoon said that he is interested in developing a technology that will allow humans to outlive their bodies. He visions that by 2020 robots that can be controlled remotely with our brains will be built.32-year-old Dmitry Itskov has an aggressive timetable in which he would like to see his milestones toward his goal met.


Xinhuanet.com / Uploading Mind To Computer For Digital Immortality By 2045?


BEIJING, June 18 (Xinhuanet) -- The achievements of hardcore science and science fiction have spurred futurists to firmly believe that in a few decades, humans will be able to transcend the need for a biological body.

At the Global Futures 2045 International Congress held in New York Friday and Saturday, scientists predicted that humans would achieve digital immortality by uploading their consciousness to computers by 2045.


MIT Technology Review / So, You Wanna Be an Android?


The New York conference, held in the 1,089-seat Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, drew an energetic crowd including more than 230 journalists, as well as an Eastern Orthodox archbishop, a Tibetan lama, engineers from Google, along with several scientists influential in setting United States science funding priorities.


Huffingtonpost / Dmitry Itskov Knows He'll Live Forever; Here's How He's Living Now


Itskov's 2045 Initiative has the goal of achieving human immortality within the next three decades. It aspires to change human evolution as we know it and Itskov has drawn up an ambitious timeline for this transition to “ neo-humanity ”: By 2045, his manifesto maintains, we'll have “ substance-independent minds ” housed in non-biological bodies.Itskov's 2045 Initiative has the goal of achieving human immortality within the next three decades.


Forbes / Dmitry Itskov Wants To Live Forever. (He Wants You To Live Forever, Too.)


Who wants to live forever? The attendees of the GF2045  do, and these neuroscientists, neuroengineers, and futurists are dedicating their considerable resources to everlasting life.  But no one is more dedicated than Dmitry Itskov, the Russian entrepreneur who founded GF2045, as well as a public science project dedicated to exceeding the natural lifetime warranty of the body…then replacing the need for a body altogether.


UPI.com / Russian Tycoon Proposes Immortality By 2045


Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov wants to make our minds immortal, and announced his new project at the Global Future 2045 conference in New York this weekend.

"The avatar is a transition for human beings," Itskov said. "A transition which will allow us to stop aging ... get rid of diseases ... and finally to be almost immortal."According to the 2045 initiative, we are already in the first phase, called "Avatar A" where robots will be controlled remotely by using our minds. Prototypical examples of this already exist, and the plan expects a human to mentally "occupy" an android and experience some sensation by 2020.


Science World Report / Russian Millionaire Wants To Make Minds Immortal By 2045


As we age, our bodies slowly degenerate and decay. Yet a Russian multimillionaire started a project aiming to halt that process--at least when it comes to our brains. Dmitry Itskov founded the 2045 Initiative two years ago and recently organized the Global Future 2045 congress with some of the world's best known scientists and visionaries in New York. The goal? To make our minds immortal.


Huffington Post / A Post-Nature, Post-Human World?


The self-styled 'Avatar Project', championed by Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov, prophesizes that by the year 2045 scientists will have the ability to transfer human consciousness and personality to non-biological carriers, thus facilitating a kind of immortality. As a mark of its progress, Avatar contributed the main attraction for the June 2013 '2045 Global Future Congress': 'The Dmitry Avatar-A head', an exact robotic replica of its sponsor's head, promoting it as the "world's most human-like android head." The organizers of the Congress, heralded it as a breakthrough that will usher in an era of global peace and prosperity, in which civilization will be technologized to an unprecedented level.

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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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