In February 2011, a number of Russian researchers announced plans to create an artificial human body controlled by a neurointerface by the year 2045.
Respected Experts and Participants in our Initiative! We would like to acquaint you with the roadmap for our technological project. All of the areas of our project are unified by the goal of building a Synthetic Humanoid Body.
1.Avatar AAnthropomorphic Robot Controlled Through a Brain-Computer Interface Support Systems for Vital Brain FunctionsSynthetic Carriers of Personality and Consciousness
The Controlling Subject
Who is in Control?
The Object of Control
How is it Controlled?
Means of Control
The Synthetic Body
What Constitutes the Hardware Component?
What Ensures Performance?
How Is Control Made Possible?
Each sector contains subprojects connected with
- the Subject ("The One Who Controls"), who is the operator of the Avatar, biological brain or artificial personality
- the Object ("What is Controlled"), which is a robot, a copy of a human being, a system ensuring brain vitality or a synthetic carrier of personality
- the Means of Control ("How Control Works"), which is a neuron-interface, brain-interface/life-support system, or synthetic personality software interface/computer
To visit the area of the map most interesting to you, use the navigation panel. Each node on the map corresponds to a certain scientific research or development project. Using the map, you can view lists of projects, submit your own project proposal for our Initiative to support, or take part in projects already underway by helping to realize them or by writing about them. To participate, please click on the project or subproject that interests you and select the capacity in which you would like to participate
/ The Problem of Bioprosthesis Control and Possible Solutions
/ Immortality Corporation Vision
/ Development of Artificial Nervous System for Humanoid Robot (Avatar)
/ Brain Reverse Engineering Lab
/ Cover Letter for the Humanoid BCI-controlled Robot Proposal
/ Letter of transmittal for project applications regarding the creation of a system for maintaining brain function outside the body
/ Artificial Body Technology in the Service of Man
/ 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”.